International Law & Treaties

History has taught us that the promotion of international law via institutions like the UN and the Int'l Criminal Court is important. We blog on and advocate for a cooperative U.S. role in the world, including participating fully in important treaties such as Law of the Sea, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Arms Trade Treaty, the Disability Treaty, etc.

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News and Updates

December 18, 2014 - 10:00am EST
The Senate Intelligence Committee recently released a much-anticipated executive summary of a more than 6,000-page report on the Central Intelligence Agency’s tactics in questioning detainees in the wake of the September 11th terrorist attacks.  The report documents in detail the inhumane "enhanced interrogation techniques" used by the CIA at various facilities around the world. The techniques included the use of insects [...] Read More
December 08, 2014 - 10:00am EST
Japan has begun implementing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s new strategy to revive its economy. Dubbed “Abenomics,” the plan – which includes printing more money and a huge buy-back of government bonds – has one key focus: women. Slightly less than half of Japanese women participate in the workforce, making them a largely untapped resource in increasing the country’s productivity, outputs, and buying power. In fact, it is [...] Read More
Human Rights Day is Decemeber 10, 2014
December 04, 2014 - 11:00am EST
The ideal of international human rights spans over 40 years, beginning with the Unverisal Declaration of Human Rights. Since then, there have been nine international human rights treaties adopted by the United Nations General Assembly. These treaties, along with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, stand as the pillars by which the rights of the world's citizens are based.   Recently, we have highlighted two key [...] Read More