Charting America's Return to Public International Law Under the Obama Administration
Journal of National Security Law & Policy, Vol. 3, No. 2, p. 239, 2009
24 Pages Posted: 9 Feb 2010
Date Written: October 9, 2009
The administration of George W. Bush left the international credibility of the United States in tatters and seriously undermined any U.S. claim to leadership in human rights and the rule of law. The administration of Barack Obama can begin to repair the damage by re-engaging the United Nations, reaffirming adherence to the Geneva Conventions, emracing the Kyoto process to control climate change, and engaging the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Keywords: Obama, Bush, Geneva Cenventions, Kyoto, climate change, Rome Statute, International Criminal Court, United Nations, Security Council, human rights, rule of law, Afghanistan, Guantanamo Bay, Iraq, international law, Muslim, Islam, al Qaeda, Uighurs, China, detainee, Cuba, IPCC, legal education
JEL Classification: K3, K33
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