International Law and the Torture Memos

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Michael P. Scharf

Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Date Written: 2009

Abstract

This article explores the influence of international law in the evolution of the Bush Administration's policies toward detainees in the global war on terror. The detainee case study provides a modern lens for evaluating Jack Goldsmith and Eric Posner's hypothesis set forth in THE LIMITS OF INTERNATIONAL LAW that international law exerts no “compliance pull” on American policymakers in times of crisis.

Keywords: International Law, War Crimes, 'The Limits of International Law'

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Scharf, Michael P., International Law and the Torture Memos (2009). 42 Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law 321 (2009), Case Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3546256

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