International Law Behind the Headlines
International Law Behind the Headlines
American Society of International Law
ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization founded in 1906 and chartered by Congress in 1950. ASIL holds Special Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations and is a constituent society of the American Council of Learned Societies. The Society is headquartered at Tillar House in Washington, DC.
ASIL Episode 43 - International Law & Outer Space
From new launches, private and public, into outer space to the growing challenge of “space debris,” space is a growing challenge for international lawyers. We discuss some of the current and emerging issues with Ina Popova, partner in the international dispute resolution group at Debevoise and Plimpton.
Jan 9
26 min
Episode 42 - The Law of Armed Conflict in the Israel-Hamas War
Just Security Editors in Chief Tess Bridgeman and Ryan Goodman join Kal to discuss some of the hardest legal questions raised by the current conflict in Israel and Gaza. Topics include civilian-combatant distinctions; human shields; the law of siege and occupation; and the targeting of hospitals and other special facilities.
Dec 14, 2023
38 min
Episode 41: The ICC and Russia with Luis Moreno Ocampo
In this episode, we speak with the first chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court to discuss the recent actions of the ICC against Vladimir Putin.
Mar 22, 2023
24 min
Episode 40: Legendary diplomat, scholar, and civil rights leader, Ralph Bunche
In this episode, Catherine Amirfar interviews co-host Kal Raustiala about his new book, The Absolutely Indispensable Man: Ralph Bunche, the United Nations, and the Fight to End Empire.
Feb 23, 2023
20 min
Episode 39: Feminist Theories of International Law, 30 Years On
How does feminist thought intersect with international law? Catherine Powell and Adrien Wing join Kal to discuss the recent AJIL Unbound symposium on feminist theories of international law.
Dec 5, 2022
26 min
Episode 38: Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji – Criminal Justice in an Unjust World
In this episode, Catherine speaks with Judge Chile Eboe-Osuji—former President of the International Criminal Court—about why international criminal justice is relevant today, his position on supporting an international tribunal to prosecute the crime of aggression related to Russia’s war in Ukraine, the relationship between international criminal law and media freedom, the most difficult decision he has made in his illustrious carer in international justice, and more.
Sep 28, 2022
38 min
Episode 37: Reining in Disinformation with David Sloss
In this episode David Sloss of Santa Clara Law School discusses his new book, Tyrants on Twitter, and his proposals to combat disinformation and the misuse of social media by foreign actors.
Aug 18, 2022
34 min
Episode 36: Does MBS Have Immunity in US Courts?
Saudi leader Mohammed bin Salman is being sued in federal court with regard to the brutal murder of Jamal Khashoggi. A key issue is whether MBS’s apparent power and key leadership role give him immunity. We explore this issue, along with related foreign relations law questions, with Chimene Keitner, Fromm professor of law at UC Hastings and former counselor to the State Department.
Jul 21, 2022
29 min
Episode 35: Ukraine and the Resilience of International Law with Elena Chachko and Katerina Linos
In this episode Kal speaks with the co-editors of the recent AJIL Unbound symposium on Ukraine and International Law, who discuss the contributions to the symposium and make the case that despite the horrific violence in Ukraine international law has fared better, and appears more resilient, than many might think.
Jun 1, 2022
31 min
Episode 34: Threats and Uses of Force with Monica Hakimi
The UN Charter in Article 2(4) governs not only the use of force but also threats to use force. The situation in Ukraine raises many questions about threats and how they are treated under international law. In this episode, we speak with James Campbell Professor of Law Monica Hakimi about the issue of threats and how they fit into the larger legal structure governing the use of force.
Feb 15, 2022
26 min
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