Georgetown Journal of International Law

Founded in 1968, the Georgetown Journal of International Law, formerly Law and Policy in International Business, is a professional journal published quarterly by the Georgetown University Law Center. Articles are geared toward lawyers and international businesspeople and topics include Law, International Business and Economics and International Affairs.

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 3, Spring

Blueprint for Legal Reforms at the United Nations and the International Criminal Court
The United Nations system has attracted many proposals for reform and renewal in the context of emerging threats to international peace and security and much criticism for its performance, or lack thereof, in such arenas in recent years, (1) The most...
Dedication of the Eric E. Hotung International Law Center Building: Keynote Address
This is a very happy occasion indeed. And I'm glad that as a neighbor I was invited to come over and share this day with you. Georgetown University Law Center is our nation's largest law school. It is consolidating its broad international law programs...
Human Rights and Rule of Law: What's the Relationship?
TABLE OF CONTENTS I. BOLSTERING THE SHAKY FOUNDATIONS OF THE HUMAN RIGHTS MOVEMENT: CONCEPTUAL ISSUES A. Rule of Law to the Rescue? The Contested Nature of Rule of Law B. The Inability of Rule of Law to Provide Effective...
International Law and the Use of Force
While the United States has given a lot of thought to the use of force since September 11, 2001, our view of the fundamental principles regarding when force may be used and the manner in which it may be used have not changed. As in the past, so today...
Introduction: Global Challenges and the Role of International Law
It is hard to imagine a more important or timely topic than the one chosen by the Georgetown Journal of International Law for this symposium: "The United States and International Law: Confronting Global Challenges." Whether one focuses on critical...
Protecting Rights in the Age of Terrorism: Challenges and Opportunities
I. THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES Depending on whom you speak to these days (and the mood in which you find them), international law is either practically moribund, or it's more vibrant and important than it has been for years. To take the...
Tangled Up in Khaki and Blue: Lethal and Non-Lethal Weapons in Recent Confrontations
"I helped her out of a jam, I guess, but I used a little too much force." Bob Dylan, "Tangled Up in Blue" 1974 I. INTRODUCTION The governmental mechanisms that exercise a state's physical coercive power--various cadres of military and law...
The Role of International Law in Trade
International trade law is essentially part of international law. There is no way to disentangle the subjects. There is, by definition, a very, very deep reliance on international law for trade matters. Indeed, economies throughout the world, including...