The United States and International Human Rights Law
The United States has an uneasy relationship with international human rights law. In this lecture, Professor David Sloss will address the origins and implications of the US's schizophrenic approach to human rights law.
The United States has an uneasy relationship with international human rights law. On the one hand, the US sees itself as a champion of human rights. On the other hand, the US has refused to ratify several major human rights treaties, thereby making itself an outsider to the international human rights regime. This lecture will address the origins of the United States' schizophrenic approach, beginning in the early 1950s, as well as the current implications for international human rights law.
Professor David Sloss is an internationally renowned scholar who has published three books and numerous law review articles addressing the application of international law in domestic courts. His scholarship in this area is informed by a decade of experience in the federal government, where he helped draft and negotiate several major international treaties. David Sloss serves frequently as a consultant for U.S. attorneys who seek advice on the domestic application of international law in U.S. courts. More information on Professor David Sloss can be found here.
The event is open to the public. Registration is not necessary.
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