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International Law in the U.S. Legal System

Curtis A. Bradley


This book provides an overview of how international law intersects with the domestic legal system of the United States, and points out various unresolved issues and areas of controversy. The book covers all of the principal forms of international law: treaties, decisions and orders of international institutions, customary international law, and jus cogens norms. It also explores a number of issues that are implicated by the intersection of U.S. law and international law, such as the use of “executive agreements” in lieu of treaties, foreign sovereign immunity, international human rights litiga ... More

Keywords: treaties, executive agreements, customary international law, international institutions, sovereign immunity, Alien Tort Statute, international criminal prosecution, extradition, war powers, terrorism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780190217761
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190217761.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Curtis A. Bradley, author
Duke University School of Law