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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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