Center for International Law

What’s happening at the Center for International Law

Posted 01/22/20: Hack NYLS 2020 (our inaugural hackathon)

  • Date: March 27, 2020
  • Time: 8:00 am–5:00 pm
  • Location: W400
  • For more information and registration, click here.


Posted 01/13/20: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” discusses whether it was legal for the United States to carry out the recent drone strike against one of the highest ranking generals of Iran. Read more here.


Posted 01/03/20: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” discusses the international principles which oversee the use of force and firearms by law enforcement officials. Read more here.


Posted 12/19/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” talks about the special court that issues warrants for the surveillance of foreign powers, their agents, and U.S. persons suspected of working with them within the United States. Read more here.


Posted 12/11/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” discusses whether international law can address the proper disposal of the millions of tons of electronic waste piling up around the world. Read more here.


Posted 12/10/19: Center co-director Prof. Ruti Teitel is at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, participating in an experts meeting on memorialization in the context of serious violations of human rights and humanitarian law organized jointly by the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights.


Posted 12/09/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” discusses whether NATO members must automatically and without debate come to the aid of another NATO member who is being attacked. Read more here.


Posted 11/26/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” describes the treaty that outlaws torture. Read more here.


Posted 11/25/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” discusses whether combatants can attack civilians during an armed conflict. Read more here.


Posted 11/20/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” discusses whether it is legal for Israel to build civilian settlements in the West Bank, a territory occupied by Israel. Read more here.


Posted 11/15/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” discusses whether the United States can seize private land in Texas so that it can start building a border wall, and whether international law has any say in this kind of matter. Read more here.


Posted 11/12/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” discusses whether nations can revoke the citizenships of people who fought for ISIS in Syria and are now coming back home. Read more here.

 


Posted 11/12/19: Center co-director and Prof. Ruti Teitel chaired an expert seminar – hosted at the Law School and led by the Seoul-based Transitional Justice Working Group – on transitional justice and North Korea. Speakers included 25 interdisciplinary experts from human rights groups, academia, the media, and diplomatic circles, all of whom have shaped transitional justice policies or documented human rights violations.


Posted 11/06/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” answers a question on whether international law can stop seafaring pirates. Read more here.

 


Posted 11/05/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” answers a question on whether international law regulates the medicinal and recreational use of marijuana. Read more here.

 


Posted 10/29/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” answers a question about whether the United States can target a terrorist for death under international law. Read more here.

 


Posted 10/29/19: Center Co-Director and Professor Prof. Ruti Teitel facilitated a discussion during a human rights seminar at the City College of New York with Professor Jack Snyder of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.


Posted 10/25/19: Center Co-Director and Professor Prof. Ruti Teitel spoke at a London Transitional Justice Network Event remembering the life and work of Chandra Lekha Sriram, including her contributions to the study and practice of human rights, international law, transitional justice and peacebuilding.


Posted 10/23/19: Center Co-Director and Professor Ruti Teitel has been giving presentations in London this week. On October 21, she presented at the King’s College War Crimes Research Group, which is part of the College’s Department of War Studies and conducts research and teaching on war crimes and war. Ruti’s remarks were titled “Transitional Justice and Digital Memory Activism.”


Posted 10/16/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” answers a question about whether attacking a hospital during armed conflict is a war crime. Read more here.

 


Posted 10/16/19: Upcoming lunch lecture: Managing Global Migration

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: W400
  • Lunch: Provided for free
  • For more information and to register, click here.
  • This lecture is for the New York Law School community only.


Posted 10/11/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” answers a question about whether refugees have a right to enter the United States and force its government to make them American citizens right away. Read more here.


Posted 10/09/19: Prof. Ruti Teitel will chair a panel called “The Judiciary, Foreign Affairs, and International Law” during International Law Weekend 2019, held from October 10 to 12 at Fordham Law School. The panel focuses on a new book by Martin S. Flaherty called “Restoring the Global Judiciary: Why the Supreme Court Should Rule in U.S. Foreign Affairs.” To see the entire schedule, please click here.


Posted 10/02/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” answers a question about whether there is a difference between migrants and refugees. Read more here.

 


Posted 10/01/19: Upcoming lunch lecture: Securing Peace Through the Rule of Law

  • Date: Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2019
  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: W301
  • Lunch: Provided for free
  • For more information and to register, click here.
  • This lecture is for the New York Law School community only.


Posted 09/25/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” answers a question about the role of international law in containing the spread of diseases and how nations respond to them. Read more here.

 


Posted 09/18/19: Upcoming lunch lecture: International Treaties – An Overview

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 3, 2019
  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: W400
  • Lunch: Provided for free
  • For more information and to register, click here.
  • This lecture is for the New York Law School community only.


Posted 09/17/19: Upcoming event – The 2019 Otto L. Walter Lecture: A Justice’s Reflections on the European Court of Human Rights in the 21st Century with Andras Sajo, former judge of the European Court of Human Rights 

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019
  • Time: 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
  • Location: W301
  • For more information and to register, click here.
  • This lecture is open to the public.


Posted 09/12/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” answers a question about the rights of people (and the obligation of governments) in the aftermath of a disaster. Read more here.

 


Posted 09/12/19: Upcoming lunch lecture: International Trade and Customs Law – An Introduction

  • Date: Monday, Sept. 23, 2019
  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: W401
  • Lunch: Provided for free
  • For more information and to register, click here.
  • This lecture is for the New York Law School community only.


Posted 09/11/19: Upcoming lunch lecture: Ethics and Compliance – Private Sector Versus the United Nations

  • Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019
  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: W401 (new room)
  • Lunch: Provided for free
  • For more information and to register, click here.
  • This lecture is for the New York Law School community only.


Posted 09/05/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” answers a question about whether the government can bar the entry of a person into the United States because it didn’t like the posts made by his friends on social media. Read more here.


Posted 09/02/19: International Law Q&A: On this Labor Day weekend, Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” answers a question about minimum wages and whether international law calls for them. Read more here.

 


Posted 09/02/19: Upcoming lunch lecture: Fighting Terrorism, Protecting Human Rights

  • Date: Monday, Sept. 9, 2019
  • Time: 12:45 pm–1:45 pm
  • Location: W401
  • Lunch: Provided for free
  • For more information and to register, click here.
  • This lecture is for the New York Law School community only.


Posted 08/29/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” answers a question about the conditions under which migrants should be held once they are in custody. Read more here.

 


Posted 08/19/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid, who hosts our “International Law Q&A,” talks about the kinds of cases adjudicated by the International Court of Justice. Read more here.

 


Posted 08/13/19: International Law Q&A: Ophelia the International Law Orchid makes her debut today! She is the host of a new feature called “International Law Q&A” where she discusses questions concerning current events and international law. Today she discusses whether a private citizen may sign an international agreement on behalf of her nation. Read more here.

 


Posted July 24, 2019: Center Co-Director and Professor Ruti Teitel is undertaking an extensive agenda of speaking appearances in Taiwan. Her week includes government meetings, two keynotes, and a bookstore talk. A translated version of Professor Teitel’s landmark book, Transitional Justice, was recently published in Taiwan.


Posted July 22, 2019: New Co-Directors at the Center for International Law

Professor Ruti TeitelProfessor Ruti TeitelProfessor Ruti G. Teitel and Adjunct Professor Barry Appleton have been appointed as Co-Directors of the Center for International Law. Professor Teitel is the Ernst C. Stiefel Professor of Comparative Law at New York Law School, and also the Director of the Law School’s Institute for Global Law, Justice, and Policy, and Chair of the Global Law and Justice Colloquium. Adjunct Professor Barry Appleton is Senior Fellow of the Center for International Law and Managing Partner at Appleton & Associates. Read more here.