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Where Does Article 38 Stand Today?

Where Does Article 38 Stand Today?

Although Article 38 has helped define international law as a discipline distinct from politics and international relations, it has fallen short of seeing the process through. As dynamic as society is, law needs to be one step ahead to ensure that there is a means to keep actions and omissions in check.

Leal’s Execution was Legal (Sort Of), But That Doesn’t Make it Right

Leal’s Execution was Legal (Sort Of), But That Doesn’t Make it Right

The international community watched with muted anger Friday afternoon as Texas executed Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia after the Supreme Court refused to stay his sentence. Little doubt remains that in doing so, the United States violated the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, and this is not the first such occurrence.

Fixing War Powers and Constraining Presidential Power?

Last week, the National War Powers Commission published its report on how to fix war powers. The Commission notes that the War Powers Resolution of 1973 has been monumentally ineffective at resolving fundamental questions — both constitutional and political — of war powers.

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