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Posner on Human Rights, War, and Reciprocity

Eric Posner (U. Chicago) will present a paper titled Human Rights, the Laws of War, and Reciprocity at NYU Law’s Hauser Colloquium this Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The paper focuses on U.S. counterterrorism policy. It argues that the relative successes of the laws of war, as compared with the failure of the U.S. to comply with human rights norms, may be explained by the reciprocal nature of international law.  It develops themes seen in much of Posner’s writing to date (e.g. here, here, and here), and should generate interesting discussion.

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