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Creating a “Global Trust for the Rule of Law”

My dear friend and Georgetown MSFS colleague, Ambassador Mark P. Lagon, has recently proposed the creation of a new global fund– a Global Trust for the Rule of Law. As a guest blogger at The Water’s Edge, Lagon explains:
Countless treaties and numerous laws that guarantee rights have been signed and passed. However, many countries—primarily the developing countries—need help …

The Kiobel Transcript

The transcript from today’s oral argument in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum can be found here. I have not yet had the chance to read the transcript, but Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog provides the following analysis:

Clearly wary of turning U.S. courts into monitors of rogue governments around the world, an apparent majority of the Supreme Court opened the new Term …


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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Commentary and analysis at the intersection of international law and politics.