Governance & International Law

International law binds states and nations to a common set of rules in order to promote common interests, facilitate cooperation, and protect sovereignty.

Meanwhile, governance across the globe takes many forms, from democracy to authoritarianism, and can sometimes challenge the philosophies of international institutions such as the International Criminal Court and the United Nations. How do varied levels of commitment to the rule of law and to democratic norms affect international conflict, human rights, and economic prosperity?

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Country Dialogues
Guantánamo Bay Observer Program

Robert E. Lutz

Paul E. Treusch Distinguished Professor of International Legal Studies, Southwestern Law School

Richard B. Goetz

Partner, O'Melveny & Myers LLP

Abraham F. Lowenthal

Professor Emeritus, USC & President Emeritus, Pacific Council on International Policy

Dru Brenner-Beck

President, The National Institute of Military Justice

Michelle M. Kezirian

Attorney at Law

Asli U. Bali

Professor, School of Law, UCLA
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