Law + Justice

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

Stacey Nelson

Monitor, Los Angeles County Office of Inspector General

Colleen Graffy

Law Professor , Pepperdine University School of Law & Former Deputy Assistant, Secretary of State

Abraham F. Lowenthal

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

Rajika Shah

Deputy Director, Center for the Study of Law and Genocide, Loyola Law School

Asli Ü. Bâli

Professor, School of Law, UCLA
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