International Law in Domestic Courts

U.S. Supreme Court Holds President Has Exclusive Power to Recognize Foreign States in Passport Case (June 8, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On June 8, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court (the Court) held in Zivotofsky v.

U.K. Supreme Court Rules on Parental Intention in Deciding Habitual Residence for International Custody Case (May 26, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On May 26, 2015, the U.K. Supreme Court dismissed an appeal in AR v.

Operation "Sovereign Borders": the High Court of Australia Considers Implications of International Law

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On January 28, 2015, the High Court of Australia (Australia’s highest court) issued a decision examining the question of where to take a person who flees a country for fear of persecution and is intercepted in international waters by national authorities. The judgment arose from operation “Sovereign Borders,” Australia’s latest effort to stem the flow and resultant loss of life of people travelling without authorisation to Australia by sea.

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19
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12
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Stephen Tully and Michael Smith
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U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear Appeal in Alien Tort Statute Case (April 20, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On April 20, 2015, the Supreme Court of the United States (the Court) denied certiorari in Cardon

Former Blackwater Security Guards Sentenced for Iraq Killings (April 13, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On April 13, 2015, in U.S. v. Slough, a U.S.

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National Impact of International Criminal Law

Author: 
Margaret deGuzman

This panel, ably moderated by Professor Sasha Greenawalt of Pace Law School, examined the impact of international criminal law in national law systems.  

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Complicity in International Law

Author: 
R. Carter Parét

To a packed room, five experts eloquently discussed the complicated concept of complicity liability across fields of international law.  Jaya Ramji-Nogales of Te

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Litigating the Counterterrorism Activities of the United States in Foreign Courts

Author: 
Andrew Blandford

Alka Pradhan (of Reprieve) began the discussion by describing different litigation strategies that international lawyers used to challenge U.S.-led counterterrorism activities. 

U.K. High Court Rules that European Convention on Human Rights Applies to Wrongdoing by British Forces in Iraq (March 29, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On March 29, 2015, the England and Wales High Court ruled in Al-Saadoon v.