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Published: 16 August 2013

976 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199313303

Bookseller Code (06)

Digest of United States Practice in International Law 2011

CarrieLyn D. Guymon

Digest of US Practice 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.
  • The 2011 edition summarizes official U.S. positions on the most important issues in international law, covering statements by U.S. officials on topics such as UN Security Council resolutions on piracy off the coast of Somalia and the preemption of U.S. state immigration laws by federal law.
  • Includes coverage of many amicus briefs filed by the United States in matters before U.S. courts, such as in the U.S. Supreme Court case Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum.
  • Features excerpts from and discussion on numerous documents relevant to current events, including developments relating to the "Arab Spring," the Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa, and the recognition of South Sudan as a sovereign, independent state.
  • This edition includes coverage of Executive Orders on numerous topics, including sanctions against Belarus, Côte d'Ivoire, Iran, Libya, North Korea, and Syria, the freezing of assets against terrorist organizations, and the periodic review of individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay.