Last week the U.S. Supreme Court delved into rights and remedies under international law in two different contexts: the war on crime and the war on terror. The day after the justices heard arguments over whether Salim Hamdan is entitled to protections under the Geneva Convention, they took up the much less heralded cases of two foreign nationals claiming violation of their rights under the Vienna Convention. In both arenas, the Bush administration argued there were no judicially enforceable rights created.
High Court Cases Put International Law in the Spotlight
The National Law Journal
April 5, 2006