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Supreme law of the land? (2017)

debating the contemporary effects of treaties within the United States legal system

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Abstract

How do treaties function in the American legal system? This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the current status of treaties in American law. Its ten chapters examine major areas of change in treaty law in recent decades, including treaty interpretation, federalism, self-execution, treaty implementing legislation, treaty form, and judicial barriers to treaty enforcement. The book also includes two in-depth case studies: one on the effectiveness of treaties in the regulation of armed conflict and one on the role of a resurgent federalism in complicating US efforts to ratify and implement treaties in private international law. Each chapter asks whether the treaty rules of the 1987 Third Restatement of Foreign Relations Law accurately reflect today's judicial, executive, and legislative practices. This volume is original and provocative, a useful desk companion for judges and practicing lawyers, and an engaging read for the general reader and graduate students.

Keywords

Treaties, Treaty-making power, United States

Languages

English

Publisher

Cambridge University Press

ISBN

9781107588974, 9781107066601, 9781107689015

Pages

xiii, 502

DOI

10.1017/9781107588974

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