International Legal Research

ICTR Prosecutor Releases Manual on Referral of International Criminal Cases to National Courts (February 11, 2015)

Monica Moyo

On February 11, 2015, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) released a

New Search Database Available for ICTR and ICTY Jurisprudence (December 16, 2013)

Adom Malcolm Cooper

On December 16, 2013, a new international criminal justice research tool was released online, tailored specifically to the jurisprudence produced by the Appeals Chamber of the Internat

Not Just State - International Law in the US Government

The Government Attorneys Interest Group of the American Society of International Law invites you to attend a continuing legal education course featuring practicing international lawyers in a variety of positions within the U.S. government. The panel will discuss the role that international law plays in the day-to-day practice of attorneys not only in the U.S. State and Defense departments, but also in legal offices outside of the most commonly understood "international" agencies.

Customary International Law: What is its Role in the U.S. Legal System?

Customary international law is now coming up in a variety of contexts in U.S. courts, including civil suits under the Alien Tort Statute, the review of military commission proceedings in the "war on terror," and criminal prosecution of piracy. Is customary international law a form of federal law, as claimed by the Restatement (Third) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States? How does its status in the U.S. legal system compare with the status of treaties? Even if it is not directly applicable as U.S.