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Published: 15 December 2020

408 Pages

6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780197525616

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International Law in the US Legal System

Third 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:

  • Addresses a number of recent Supreme Court decisions
  • Takes account of new legislation enacted since the last edition, such as the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA), enacted in 2016, and new international agreements, such as the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), which was approved by the three countries in early 2020
  • Covers a number of actions taken by the Trump administration, including treaty withdrawals, changes in position with respect to Israeli-Palestinian issues, and various uses of military force
  • Takes account of the new Restatement (Fourth) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States, which was published in 2018