International Law and Institutions in the Trump Era

German Yearbook of International Law, 2019, Forthcoming

25 Pages Posted: 28 Jan 2019

Date Written: January 28, 2019

Abstract

This paper examines the widespread belief that the Trump administration’s attacks on international law and institutions are significantly harming the international legal order. Part I describes the actions Trump has taken. That is the relatively easy part. It is much harder to figure out the medium- and long-term impact of Trump’s actions. For the reasons offered in Part II, we think that in most respects it is still too early to tell. But we speculate that Trump’s biggest impact is likely to come as much from his verbal attacks on international law and institutions as from the material changes he has brought to them.

Suggested Citation

Goldsmith, Jack Landman and Mercer, Shannon, International Law and Institutions in the Trump Era (January 28, 2019). German Yearbook of International Law, 2019, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3324582

Jack Landman Goldsmith (Contact Author)

Harvard Law School ( email )

1575 Massachusetts
Hauser 406
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Shannon Mercer

Independent

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