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Forthcoming: Human Dignity and the Future of Globlal Institutions, eds, Mark P. Lagon and Anthony Clark Arend

Mark Lagon and I are excited about the publication of Human Dignity and the Future of Global Institutions.  From the Georgetown University Press website:
What does human dignity mean and what role should it play in guiding the mission of international institutions? In recent decades, global institutions have proliferated—from intergovernmental organizations to hybrid partnerships. The specific missions of these institutions are …

On Remotely Piloted Aircraft

From The Hoya:
The Georgetown Amnesty International and The Asian Studies Program held the second event of the Drone Awareness Project, “Drones and International Law” on Wednesday.
The discussion featured Anthony Arend, government professor and the director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service, who focused on the use of drones since the 9/11 attacks and their associated legality on an international …

Breaking: Federal District Judge Pauley Finds NSA Bulk Metadata Collection Constitutional

In contrast to Judge Richard Leon’s opinion issued last week in Klayman v. Obama, Federal District Judge William Pauley ruled today in ACLU v. Clapper that the NSA Bulk Telephony Metadata Collection program does not violate the Fourth or First Amendments to the Constitution. Drawing upon the Supreme Court’s decision in Smith v. Maryland, Judge Pauley held that that persons …

Text of the Iranian Nuclear Agreement

 
Joint Plan of Action
Preamble
The goal for these negotiations is to reach a mutually-agreed long-term comprehensive solution that would ensure Iranˈs nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful. Iran reaffirms that under no circumstances will Iran ever seek or develop any nuclear weapons. This comprehensive solution would build on these initial measures and result in a final step for a period to …

Text: UN Security Resolution on Syria (Resolution 2118)

 
United Nations Security Council Resolution 2118
(adopted unanimously, September 27, 2013)
“The Security Council,
 
“Recalling the Statements of its President of 3 August 2011, 21 March 2012, 5 April 2012, and its resolutions 1540 (2004), 2042 (2012) and 2043 (2012),
 
“Reaffirming its strong commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Syrian Arab Republic,
 
“Reaffirming that the proliferation of chemical weapons, as well as their means of delivery, constitutes a threat to international peace and security,
 
“Recalling that …

Video: John Kerry on the Security Council Resolution on Syria

Remarks at the United Nations Security Council

Remarks

John Kerry
Secretary of State

New York City

September 27, 2013

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Thank you very much, and thank you, Mr. Secretary General, distinguished minister members of the Security Council.
Five weeks ago, the world saw rows upon rows of murdered children lying on a hospital floor alone or beside slain parents, all wrapped in un-bloodied burial …

Video: Some Comments on the Legality of Military Action in Syria

Complete Text: Alberto Mora discussing torture and cruel and inhuman treatment of detainees in Georgetown’s William V. O’Brien Lecture in International Law and Morality

WILLIAM V. O’BRIEN LECTURE
IN INTERNATIONAL LAW AND MORALITY

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY

APRIL 30, 2013

ALBERTO MORA
My sincere thanks to Georgetown University for having conferred on me the distinction of being asked to present today the William O’Brien Lecture in International Law and Morality. I also wish to thank my friends, Mark Lagon and Tony Arend, for their support of …


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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.