International law roundup

  • U.N. rapporteur lectures U.S. on Indian rights, calls for “some form of land restoration” [IPSNews] “So, the UN Wants the U.S. to Return Land to Indian Tribes…” [Claudia Rosett] In Chapters 10 and 11 of Schools for Misrule, I discuss the growing cooperation between Indian land-claim activists in this country and international organizations both within and without of the U.N. system. (More: I expand theme into a Daily Caller piece).
  • “Union Uses NAFTA To Fight Alabama Immigration Law” [Sean Higgins, IBD]
  • “UN hunger expert investigates Canada” [Hillel Neuer, National Post]”Everyone’s grievances can thus be transformed into human rights violations” [Jacob Mchangama and Aaron Rhodes, Freedom Rights Project, PDF]
  • Admittedly, at a “lefty Quaker school in the Northeast”: “You know international law is getting some traction when your fourth-grader is being taught about the Convention on the Rights of the Child.” [Peter Spiro, OJ]
  • New Third Circuit opinion in remanded U.S. v. Bond case, which tested limits of treaty power, could tee up issue for another SCOTUS outing [Spiro/OJ, FedSoc Blog, Liberty and Law; earlier]
  • “Canada’s Much Better and Very Different Alien Tort Statute” [Ku/OJ]
  • Implementation of United Nations’ Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) could draw inspiration from U.S. experience with institutional reform lawsuits [Michael Perlin via Bagenstos]


  • Let’s see, we need to kick the Angles and Saxons out of Britain. Those of Norman descent must go, too. But they can’t go back to Normandy, because that belongs to the Veniti and the Osismii. The Germans need to go back into Central Asia.

    The Indians themselves need to be evicted, as they displaced a former race of inhabitants. There are about 37 of them left in Patagonia.

    Maybe we need to give it all back to the Neanderthals. My ex-wife called me a Neanderthal, so I’ll be sitting pretty.

  • “Maybe we need to give it all back to the Neanderthals. My ex-wife called me a Neanderthal, so I’ll be sitting pretty.”

    Better than what my ex calls me — you’re a lot higher on the evolutionary chain. Guess I get more — I’ll be the Monarch of Pangea.

  • @wfjag: Don’t feel bad… I’ve been relegated to Nuna. I’m not sure even slime molds were extant then.

  • Let’s “reform” lower Manhattan by throwing these thieves and criminals out. Do we really need to host the Dictator’s Club?

  • @mojo
    You’d break NSA’s heart. Turtle Bay gives us first dibs on numerous bugging opportunities.