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International Court of Justice

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) is one of the constituent organs of the United Nations system.  According to Article 92 of the UN Charter, all UN members are automatically state parties to the Statute of the ICJ

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International Atomic Energy Agency

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) was established in 1957 to provide assistance to states interested in developing atomic energy.  The goal of the IAEA is to establish a system of inspection and control to ensure, inter alia, that the aid is not used for military purposes.   See Ian Brownlie, Principles of Public International Law (5th ed., Oxford 1998).  The agency was started based on U.S.

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International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), (French: Tribunal pénal International Pour le Rwanda), was established in November 8, 1994 by United Nations Security Council resolution 955 in order to prosecute persons responsible for genocide and other serious violations of

  1. Official Website of the ICTR, including a list and status of all completed and outstanding cases (http://www.ictr.org/);
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International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia

International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY), is an international criminal tribunal established by the United Nations to prosecute war crimes that took place during the conflict of the Belkans in 1990’s.  The tribunal was established by the United Nations Security Council on

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International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court: a backgrounder

The International Criminal Court (ICC), was established as the first permanent independent international criminal court with jurisdiction over persons for the most serious crimes of concern to the international community. This jurisdiction, however, will be complementary to national criminal jurisdiction.

 The official ICC website (http://www.icc-cpi.int/) is an excellent resource for information relating to the ICC, including current investigations and texts of treaties and relevant documents.

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Immigration

Immigration Law: An Overview

Federal immigration law determines whether a person is an alien, the rights, duties, and obligations associated with being an alien in the United States, and how aliens gain residence or citizenship within the United States. It also provides the means by which certain aliens can become legally naturalized citizens with full rights of citizenship. Immigration law serves as a gatekeeper for the nation's border, determining who may enter, how long they may stay, and when they must leave.

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International Law: an Overview

International trade

International trade law: an overview

International trade is “the exchange of goods [or] services” “between nations.” Black’s Law Dictionary 285, 1529 (8th ed. 2004).

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