International Law in the United States


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 DevelopmentsEdit

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 LawEdit

United States ConstitutionEdit

Art. I sec. 8 cl. 10Edit

Bill of RightsEdit

Procedure to LawEdit

Presidential SignatureEdit
Congress RatificationEdit


"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 CourtsEdit

United Nation's Universal Declaration of Human RightsEdit

Jus CogensEdit

Writ of Habeas CorpusEdit


Domestic ProcedureEdit

Foreign ProcedureEdit

By United States Citizens v. Private PartiesEdit

An example of this would be Blackwater operating in Iraq


Domestic ReferencesEdit

International ReferencesEdit

Secondary ReferencesEdit

law review articles and the like go here

News and Other referencesEdit

Top Bush Advisors Approved 'Enhanced Interrogation' Detailed Discussions Were Held About Techniques to Use on al Qaeda Suspects,, JAN CRAWFORD GREENBURG, HOWARD L. ROSENBERG and ARIANE de VOGUE, April 9, 2008