Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Conference: International Law and the Constitution

Fordham Law School is hosting a symposium on International Law and the Constitution: Terms of Engagement, October 4-5, 2007, in New York City. The program is not yet available online. Speakers include: Cathy Albisa, Roger Alford, Ajamu Baraka, Marea Beeman, Ann Beeson, Grainne de Burca, Sarah Cleveland, Martha Davis, Laura Dickinson, Toni Fine, Martin Flaherty, Oona Hathaway, Tracy Higgins, Scott Horton, Robert Howse, Margaret Huang, Alan Jenkins, Derek Jinks, Julian Ku, Lenora Lapidus, Thomas Lee, John McGinnis, Alison Parker, Catherine Powell, Mark Shulman, Cindy Soohoo, William Treanor, and Matthew Waxman. Here are the session topics:
  • The Contemporary Relevance of International Human Rights for Constitutional Law and Social Justice: Case Studies and Limitations
  • Ensuring U.S. Compliance with Human Rights through the U.N. Treaty Body System
  • The Role of International Bodies in Influencing U.S. Policy
  • The Application of International Law to the Treatment of Detainees in the President's "War on Terror"
  • What Does International Rule of Law Mean for the United States: Competing Perspectives
  • Debate: The Legitimacy of Delegating Lawmaking to International Institutions - The International Court of Justice and Foreign Nationals on Death Row in the U.S.
  • International and Foreign Law Sources in Interpreting the Constitution