Blog Posts: Law of foreign and diplomatic relations

India: U.S. religious freedom envoy lacks locus standi

A delegation from the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) was denied entry into India just days before its scheduled March 4 departure.  India’s rationale for denying the visas was that the USCIRF lacked locus standi, or the “capacity to sue and be sued in international adjudication proceedings,” a concept in international law that’s similar to Article III standing in U.S. federal court.
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No Comments | Posted by John A. Sorenson (Adam) on Sun. March 20, 2016 8:00 PM
Categories: India, Law of foreign and diplomatic relations, Standing, United States

The Curious Case of Edward Snowden

During the summer of 2013, the world was captivated by the story of National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. Currently living in Moscow on a temporary grant of asylum, Snowden has charged the Obama Administration with two related violations of international law: (1) that it interfered with his right to seek asylum; and (2) that it made him stateless by revoking his passport.


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No Comments | Posted by Christian Howard Brill on Wed. December 4, 2013 8:00 AM
Categories: Extradition, International Human Rights, Law of foreign and diplomatic relations, Refugees/Asylum, WikiLeaks

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