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Ms. Susan Karamanian

Ms. Susan Karamanian
Associate Dean for International and
Comparative Legal Studies
George Washington University Law School

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International Law
Legal Theory
The Intersection of Public International Law and Private International Law

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International Law
Legal Theory
The Intersection of Public International Law and Private International Law
A. Legal Instruments
International

Charter of the United Nations and Statute of the International Court of Justice, San Francisco, 26 June 1945.

American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man, Bogotá, 2 May 1948.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Paris, 10 December 1948.

Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, Rome, 4 November 1950, United Nations, Treaty Seriesvol. 213, p. 221.

Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards, New York, 10 June 1958, United Nations, Treaty Seriesvol. 330, p. 3. 

Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States, Washington, 18 March 1965, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 575, p. 160.

International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 999, p. 171.

International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, New York, 16 December 1966, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 993, p. 3. 

American Convention on Human Rights, San José, 22 November 1969, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1144, p. 123.

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, Vienna, 11 April 1980, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1489, p. 3.

Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations, Rome, 19 June 1980, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1605, p. 59.

Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, New York, 10 December 1984, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1465, p. 85.

Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization (with final act, annexes and protocol), Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1867, p. 3.

General Agreement on Trade and Tariffs 1994, Agreement establishing the World Trade Organization, Marrakesh, 15 April 1994, annex 1A, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 1867, p. 187.

Inter-American Convention against Corruption, Caracas, 29 March 1996.

Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, Paris, 17 December 1997, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2802.

United Nations Convention against Corruption, New York, 31 October 2003, United Nations, Treaty Series, vol. 2349, p. 41.

National

United States of America, Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, 15 U.S.C. § 78dd-1, et seq., 1977.

Republic of Argentina, National Constitution, art. 75(22), 1994.

Republic of South Africa, Constitution of South Africa, §§ 232, 233, 1996.


B. Jurisprudence

International Court of Justice, Barcelona Traction, Light and Power Company, Limited, Judgment, I.C.J. Reports 1970, p. 3.

International Court of Justice, Jurisdiction and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters (Belgium v. Switzerland), Application Instituting Proceedings filed in the Registry of the Court on 21 December 2009.


C. Documents

American Law Institute, Restatement (Third) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States, 1987, particularly § 101.

American Society of International Law, Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law, Private International Law.

Human Rights Council, Report of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on the Issue of Human Rights and Transnational Corporations and Other Business Enterprises, “Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights: Implementing the United Nations “Protect, Respect and Remedy” Framework” (A/HRC/17/31, 21 March 2011).


D. Doctrine

L. Dickinson, Outsourcing War and Peace: Protecting Public Values in An Era of Privatized Foreign Affairs, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011.

D. Di Pietro, “Applicable Law under Article 42 of the ICSID Convention”, Transnational Notes, New York University, Center for Transnational Litigation and Commercial Law, 19 October 2011.

H. Grotius, The Law of War and Peace, F. Kelsey (trans.), Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington D.C., 1925.

L. Henkin, “Human Rights and State ‘Sovereignty’”, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law, vol. 25, 1995, pp. 31-45.

P. Jessup, Transnational Law, Yale University Press, New Haven, 1956, particularly p. 2.

H. Koh, “Transnational Legal Process”, Nebraska Law Review, vol. 75, 1996, pp. 181-207.

H. Koh, “Jefferson Memorial Lecture - Transnational Legal Process after September 11th”, Berkeley Journal of International Law, vol. 22, 2004, pp. 337-354.

S. Rosenne, The Perplexities of Modern International Law, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, Boston, 2004, particularly p. 17.

G. Sherman, “Jus Gentium and International Law”, American Journal of International Law, vol. 12, 1918, p. 56.