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Published: 21 April 2015

376 Pages

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

ISBN: 9780190217778

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International Law in the U.S. Legal System

Second Edition

Curtis A. Bradley

  • International Law in the U.S. Legal System decodes the often complicated ways that international law operates within the United States legal system and sheds light on unresolved issues and areas of controversy.
  • Explores fundamental topics at the intersection of U.S. law and international law, such as foreign sovereign immunity, international human rights litigation, extradition, war powers, and extraterritoriality.
  • The book covers all of the principal forms of international law including treaties, decisions and orders of international institutions, customary international law, jus cogens norms, and general principles.

New to this Edition:

  • All of the chapters in the Second Edition have been updated to take account of recent developments.
  • The Second Edition covers the Supreme Court's 2013 decision in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, which substantially curtailed the reach of the Alien Tort Statute
  • The book covers the Court's 2014 decision in Bond v. United States, which considered the relationship between the treaty power and federalism.
  • Recent lower court decisions concerning piracy and other international crimes, the immunity of foreign officials in U.S. litigation, and military detention and prosecution in the war on terrorism are also addressed.

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