Trump vs. International Law: The Challenge of Articulating a Legal Framework for Humanitarian Intervention

05 Oct Trump vs. International Law: The Challenge of Articulating a Legal Framework for Humanitarian Intervention 05.10.18 | [Stephen Pomper is a non-resident senior fellow at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute and New York University Law School’s Center for Law and Security, and served in a range of U.S. government legal and policy roles from 2002 through 2016.  The post is written in his personal capacity and draws on research conducted as a Senior Read More …

Trump vs. International Law: Trump is Not the Only Challenge to International Cooperation

04 Oct Trump vs. International Law: Trump is Not the Only Challenge to International Cooperation 04.10.18 | [Jenny E. Goldschmidt is an Emeritus Professor in Human Rights Law at Utrecht University and a Member of the International Commission of Jurists.] The Dutch newspapers mentioned the cynical laughter that emerged last week in the United Nations’ General Assembly when Donald Trump was speaking about all the achievements of the United States, achieved of course due to his Read More …

Trump vs. International Law: The Power of Transnational Legal Process

04 Oct Trump vs. International Law: The Power of Transnational Legal Process 04.10.18 | [Shaheed Fatima, Q.C., is is a London-based barrister, practicing from Blackstone Chambers.] In ‘The Trump Administration and International Law’ Professor Harold Hongju Koh diagnoses the multiple threats to domestic and international institutions and norms posed by the current administration’s foreign policy approach; prescribes a ‘political counterstrategy’ based on transnational legal process which may be applied by a range of players, with the Read More …

Trump vs. International Law: Reflections on the “Scorecard,” Transnational Legal Process and the Paris Agreement

03 Oct Trump vs. International Law: Reflections on the “Scorecard,” Transnational Legal Process and the Paris Agreement 03.10.18 | [Jean Galbraith is a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.] What is the Trump Administration doing to U.S. foreign policy and more generally to the world? In his new book, The Trump Administration and International Law, Harold Hongju Koh tackles this question in a way that manages to be both deep and Read More …

Trump vs. International Law: Thoughts on the Paris Agreement and U.S. Climate Diplomacy

03 Oct Trump vs. International Law: Thoughts on the Paris Agreement and U.S. Climate Diplomacy 03.10.18 | [Sue Biniaz served for over thirty years in the State Department’s Legal Adviser’s Office, where she was a Deputy Legal Adviser, as well as the lead climate lawyer and a lead climate negotiator from 1989 until early 2017. She is now a senior fellow at the United Nations Foundation and an adjunct faculty member at Columbia Law School.] As Read More …