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    Disability Rights and International Law, Panel 1

    Secretary of State John Kerry testified about the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He urged senators to ratify the treaty and pledged to work with lawmakers…

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    Disability Rights and International Law, Panel 2

    Law and disabilities experts testified before a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. 

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    Book Discussion on Customary International Law in Times of Fundamental Change

    Michael Scharf, who served as an advisor to several war crime and genocide tribunals, talked about his book, Customary International Law in Times of Fundamental Change, in which he looks at…

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    U.N. Disabilities Treaty

    Eric Buehlmann talked about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, a treaty which aims to establish minimum international standards for people with…

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    Disabilities Rights and International Law

    Witnesses testified on the Disability Treaty, a law that, if ratified, would extend Americans' disability rights to disabled people in foreign countries.

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    Situation in Syria

    Professor Ruth Wedgwood talked about the International Criminal Court and the chance Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be charged with war crimes. She spoke about the history and…

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    Electronic Surveillance and Human Rights

    Katherine Maher led a discussion on the National Security Agency surveillance programs. She said that regardless of their legality in the U.S., they said might violate international…

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    White House Daily Briefing

    At the daily White House briefing Jay Carney answered reporters questions, which were primarily about the whereabouts of Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor…

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    International Law and Cyber Warfare

    Panelists talked about the origin and process of developing the Tallinn Manual on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Warfare. Commissioned in 2009 by the NATO Cooperative Cyber…

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    CIA Overseas Drone Attacks

    Christopher Anders and John Bellinger talked about the CIA’s “targeted killing” program, an Obama administration policy allowing for drone strikes in foreign countries…

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    Book Discussion on Taming Globalization

    John Yoo looks at the role that international law plays in the U.S. legal system and argues that Congress and the executive branch, not the courts, should be in charge of enforcing (or not…

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    Foreign Police Assistance

    Foreign policy experts talked about U.S. assistance to civilian law enforcement in developing countries. Among the issues they addressed were the administration and operation of…

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    In Depth with Eric Posner

    Eric Posner talked about his life, work, and career. He is the Kirkland and Ellis Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School. He responded to telephone calls and…

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    Center for Oceans Law and Policy Conference

    Panelists talked about the Law of the Sea Treaty. They urged President Obama and Congress to ratify the treaty.
    The first half hour is not included, the event was joined in progress.
    The…

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    Senator Murkowski Remarks at Center For Oceans Law Conference

    Senator Lisa Murkowski spoke at the Center for Oceans Law and Policy conference. In her remarks she said she continues to support offshore oil drilling in Alaska’s North Slope,…

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    Law of the Sea Treaty

    Panelists debated the Law of the Sea Treaty.
    The Law of the Sea Treaty, adopted in 1982 but still not ratified, calls for technology transfers and wealth transfers from developed to…

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    World War II War Crimes Trials

    Panelists discussed World War II war crime trials. Topics included the philosophy and justification of holding the trials, and the problem of who was or was not put on trial. Joe…

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    Obama Administration and International Law

    Harold Koh and John Bellinger spoke about the Obama administration’s foreign policy goals and international law. Among the topics they addressed were the role of international…

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    The Use of Foreign Law in Domestic Courts

    Panelists discussed the use of foreign law in domestic courts. Topics included the political as well as the legal issues and the consequences of using foreign law as well as untested…

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    Book Discussion on Shaping Foreign Policy in Times of Crisis

    Michael Scharf and Paul Williams talked about the impact of international law on the decision-making process at the State Department. The co-authors spoke to ten former U.S. State…

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