"Treaties in American Law: Retreating from International Commitments?"
A discussion by
Wayne Law Professor Paul Dubiinsky
Wayne Law Professor Brad Roth
Georgetown University Law Center Professor David Stewart
Treaties have become the building blocks of the international legal order. But in the American legal system, treaties are diminishing as a source of legal rights. The federal courts, Congress and the Executive Branch have taken a host of actions over the past few decades that both make it more difficult for individuals to claim violation of their treat rights and remedy those violations even when they are recognized. This is especially true when it is claimed that the U.S. government itself violated its treaty obligations.
Come for a discussion of these critical questions by leading scholars of international law.
12:15 - 1:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public and lunch will be provided.