The Domestic Standing of International Law: A Non-State Account

This Article assesses international law’s standing in the U.S. by analyzing the interpretation, application, and challenge of international law by non-State actors. This Article surveys interventions by non-State actors in the context of a U.S. policy-making process initiated pursuant to a WTO ruling.  It shows that U.S. actors invoked and relied on international law extensively, thereby demonstrating that international law factors into their decision-making process.

Institutional Inosculation: The International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG), International Rule of Law Mechanisms, and Creating Institutional Legitimacy in Post-Conflict Societies

This Note explores ‘grafting mechanisms,’ which attach international elements to existing national institutions to promote cooperation and innovation, according to local needs.  This Note how grafting mechanisms restore public trust and strength to national justice institutions in the context of post-conflict societies.

Responsible Education: Responsibility under International Law for Indoctrination to Hatred and Violence in Education Systems

This Note explores the relation between systematic indoctrination into hatred in education systems and violations of international law during armed conflicts. The Note will examines individual criminal liability for those behind such systematic indoctrination.  This Note argues for the imposition of international legal responsibility on State entities for violations committed by the indoctrinated.