Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon: Stepping Back from the New World Court Order

13 Pages Posted: 11 Apr 2007

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Julian Ku

Hofstra University - School of Law


Over the past few decades, international law scholars and advocates have widely supported the use of domestic United States courts to independently enforce and implement international tribunal judgments, even over the opposition of the President. The Supreme Court's decision in Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon represents a potentially serious setback for this burgeoning movement. This contribution defends and elaborates the reasons for the Court's refusal in Sanchez-Llamas to give effect to judgments of an international tribunal absent a clear and explicit authorization by Congress or the Senate.

Keywords: General, International, Comparative,International Law

JEL Classification: N40, K33

Suggested Citation

Ku, Julian G., Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon: Stepping Back from the New World Court Order. Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 11, No. 17, 2007; Hofstra University Legal Studies Research Paper No. 07-8. Available at SSRN:

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