International Law Bares Its Teeth: How States and International Organizations Enforce Customary Norms and Treaty Obligations

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
American University Washington College of Law, Room 603
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC

International law is comprised of norms and obligations to which sovereign States may consent to be bound. Yet the notion of sovereign equality, a fundamental principle of international law, precludes one State from coercing another into abiding by such norms. This apparent inability to ensure that States will comply with their international obligations generates criticism that international law is simply unenforceable and therefore practically useless. To address this criticism, the International Law Review asks: when and how are international laws enforced, and what are the prospects for enforcement in the future? This year’s ILR symposium invites scholars and practitioners to share their observations and experience in order to help identify current and future trends in the enforcement of both public and private international law.

Presented by American University International Law Review

WCL Alumni, AU & WCL Students, Faculty & Staff – no charge
General Public - No Charge
(registration is required)

(6 Credit hours) will be applied for as requested to different states.
CLE Accreditation - - $ 95.00


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Office of Special Events & Continuing Legal Education
American University Washington College of Law
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