The George Washington International Law Review

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Articles from Vol. 41, No. 1, 2009

A League of Their Own: The Rationale for an International Alliance of Democracies
The Republican nominee for President in 2008, John McCain, proposed that the United States promote a "League of Democracies" (League) to supplement existing international organizations in the task of promoting and consolidating democracy around the world....
Compliance with New International Law: A Study of Venice Commission Opinion No. 363/2005 on the International Legal Obligations of Council of Europe Member States in Respect of Secret Detention Facilities and Inter-State Transport of Prisoners
I. INTRODUCTIONIn November of 2005, reports in the U.S. media that the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) was operating secret overseas detention facilities, including two located in eastern Europe, and was routinely transporting detainees between those...
(Dis)embodiments of Constitutional Authorship: Global Tax Competition and the Crisis of Constitutional Democracy
ABSTRACTThe initial onset of globalization generated optimism regarding the possible creation of a global legal universe capable of transcending the borders of demos-centered constitutional states. This optimism, however, remains unfulfilled. Constitutional...
Foreign Direct Investment: Hazard or Opportunity?
I. INTRODUCTIONThe procedural trappings associated with the regulation of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), measured attempts at increased transparency, expanded public participation in international investment, and improvements in private investors'...
Legitimacy and International Adjudicative Bodies
I. INTRODUCTIONOn May 1, 2007, Bolivia informed the World Bank of its decision to denounce the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (ICSID Conven- tion).1 On July 9, 2009, Ecuador followed suit.2...
Ownership by Display: Adverse Possession to Determine Ownership of Cultural Property
To rip the Elgin Marbles from the walls of the British Museum is a much greater disaster than the threat of blowing up the Parthenon . . . . I think this is cultural fascism. It's nationalism and it's cultural danger. Enormous cultural danger. If you...
Oy Vey! the Bernstein Exception: Rethinking the Doctrine in the Wake of Constitutional Abuses, Corporate Malfeasance, and the 'War on Terror'
I. INTRODUCTIONUnder the act of state doctrine, a U.S. court will abstain from adjudicating a claim where the relief sought requires the court to declare invalid the official act of a foreign government committed within its own country.1 The "Bernstein...
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