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International Law in the United States

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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.


Upfront pocket - Update on Legal Developments[edit]

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

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

Domestic Law[edit]

United States Constitution[edit]

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

Bill of Rights[edit]

Procedure to Law[edit]

Presidential Signature[edit]
Congress Ratification[edit]


"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]

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

Jus Cogens[edit]

Writ of Habeas Corpus[edit]


Domestic Procedure[edit]

Foreign Procedure[edit]

By United States Citizens v. Private Parties[edit]

An example of this would be Blackwater operating in Iraq


Domestic References[edit]

International References[edit]


Secondary References[edit]

law review articles and the like go here

News and Other references[edit]

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