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International Law in the United States

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Purpose[edit | edit source]

To develop the legal framework of international law as applied in the jurisdiction of the United States. This book will treat the United States Constitution as the middle piece by which international law is incorporated into domestic law.

Background[edit | edit source]

Upfront pocket - Update on Legal Developments[edit | edit source]

Is John Yoo right or wrong that waterboarding is not torture?[edit | edit source]

Is Blackwater a modern day 'pirate' within the meaning of U.S. domestic law?[edit | edit source]

Domestic Law[edit | edit source]

United States Constitution[edit | edit source]

Art. I sec. 8 cl. 10[edit | edit source]

Bill of Rights[edit | edit source]

Procedure to Law[edit | edit source]

Presidential Signature[edit | edit source]
Congress Ratification[edit | edit source]

Treaties[edit | edit source]

"Every treaty and every international agreement entered into by any Member of the United Nations after the present Charter comes into force shall as soon as possible be registered with the Secretariat and published by it"[1]

Enforceability of Treaties in United States Courts[edit | edit source]

United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human Rights[edit | edit source]

Jus Cogens[edit | edit source]

Writ of Habeas Corpus[edit | edit source]

Procedure[edit | edit source]

Domestic Procedure[edit | edit source]

Foreign Procedure[edit | edit source]

By United States Citizens v. Private Parties[edit | edit source]

An example of this would be Blackwater operating in Iraq

Citations[edit | edit source]

Domestic References[edit | edit source]

International References[edit | edit source]

http://www.un.org/rights/
http://www.un.org/Overview/rights.html
http://www.xs4all.nl/~ingel/c.ingelse/pot.htm


Secondary References[edit | edit source]

law review articles and the like go here

News and Other references[edit | edit source]

Top Bush Advisors Approved 'Enhanced Interrogation' Detailed Discussions Were Held About Techniques to Use on al Qaeda Suspects, abcnews.go.com, JAN CRAWFORD GREENBURG, HOWARD L. ROSENBERG and ARIANE de VOGUE, April 9, 2008