Eugene Kontorovich is guestblogging on the subject at Volokh: "International rules make detention and prosecution so costly that even the most powerful nations prefer to let the criminals go free, leaving them to continue looting the one-third of world trade that passes through the Gulf of Aden." And for comic relief, here's Susie Madrak at Crooks & Liars (by way of a jerry-rigged Johann Hari argument involving nuclear waste dumping and mutant babies) contending that "in the big picture, the Somali pirates are acting in self-defense". Earlier here. More: Bader.
Piracy and the new international law, cont'd
- New Featured Discussion: Kiobel and corporate liability under the Alien Tort Statute
- Alien Tort Claims Act: Kiobel cert petition
- Osama bin Laden is dead
- Around the web, December 30
- Around the web, August 30
- Environmental impact assessment an obligation under international customary law?
- Pope's head-of-state immunity
- Going after the Pope
- Human rights NGOs under scrutiny
- Eric Posner on the myths of international law
- Lawprofs joining the Obama administration
- Stuart Taylor, Jr. and Evan Thomas on the Koh nomination
- Harold Koh and transnationalism, cont'd
- Proposed prosecution of Bush lawyers in Spain, cont'd