Sunday, 23 January 2005

New blog on the block

Opinio Juris is a new blog that covers international law. I'll be watching with interest; especially Julian Ku. Hopefully they will address the procedure for handling treaties, which doesn't seem to get a lot of coverage elsewhere.

Among my questions:

  • How are treaties enforced?
  • Do they get reviewed by courts? If so, which courts?
  • Can courts overturn them if they conflict with the constitution?
  • Do treaties require enabling legislation to have force of law in the U.S.?
Hopefully these items will be addressed some time. A very good read so far.