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29 March 2010

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Digest of United States Practice in International Law, 2008

Elizabeth Wilcox

Digest of United States Practice in International Law

  • This annual volume summarizes official U.S. positions on the most important issues in international law.
  • Each annual volume compiles excerpts from timely and important documents, making it an invaluable resource for practitioners and scholars in the field.
  • Featured in the 2008 Digest are excerpts from and discussion of numerous documents that are very relevant to today's news, including: U.S. federal court decisions on current and former Guantanamo detainees, military commissions, detainees held in the United States, and detainees held by the Multinational Force in Iraq; the U.S. position on piracy in Somalia; and U.S. statements on the Russia-Georgia conflict and other instances of international armed conflict.

New to this Edition:

  • Featured in the 2008 Digest are excerpts from and discussion of numerous documents relating to issues of current interest
  • *Department of Justice position on trial and conviction within the U.S. of the son of former Liberian president Charles Taylor, for torture (Chapter 3, "International Criminal Law").
  • * The U.S.-Libya Claims Settlement Agreement, including the Libyan Claims Resolution Act (enacted August 4, 2008) (Chapter 8, "International Claims and State Responsibility").
  • * Decisions in arbitration regarding the softwood lumber dispute with Canada (Chapter 11, "Trade, Commercial Relations, Investment, and Transportation").
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