Tag: International Law

John Bellinger on “The AUMF, Drones, Guantanamo, the NSA Controversy, and other national security law challenges for the Administration.”

Posted on February 5th, by hlids in Events, LIDS LIVE. No Comments

Time and Location: 5:30 pm, HLS Wasserstein Hall Room 2009

John Bellinger, a renowned national security and international public law expert, will be coming to speak at HLS on February 18, 2014, about “The AUMF, Drones, Guantanamo, the NSA Controversy, and other national security law challenges for the Administration.”

Please read Mr. Bellinger’s extensive and impressive biography here. Highlights, in addition to being a partner at Arnold & Porter, include: Legal Adviser to the Department of State from 2005 to 2009 under Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council (NSC) at the White House from 2001-2005. We are honored to welcome Mr. Bellinger and hope you can join us!

Sponsored by Harvard Law School Armed Forced Association and Arnold & Porter, with support from our cosponsors: Harvard National Security Journal, Harvard National Security and Law Association, and Harvard Law and International Development Society.


A Call for a Novel Global Anti-Corruption Framework

Posted on February 4th, by Meng Lu in LIDS LIVE. No Comments

Feb. 4, 2014 – Meng Lu

Globally, there are three different levels of anti-corruption enforcement effort. First, domestic political and legal efforts.[1] Second, foreign bribery laws in developed countries with extraterritorial effect.[2] Third, international anti-corruption efforts through international organizations. On the global level, there are the consensus building approach of the United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) and the sanction-based approach of the World Bank Group.[3] On the regional level, treaties such as the OCED Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions of 1997 have been influential in shaping members behaviors.[4] Anti-corruption efforts of the international community are aimed at creating a truly level playing field in the increasingly global business environment. However, current anti-corruption enforcements are either limited in efficacy or limited in reach and scope.

Most conventions and national laws on corruption focus on prevention and punishment through criminal law.[5] This post seeks to solicit new enforcement frameworks to increase the coverage of effective anti-corruption efforts without watering down the efficacy. Punishment based anti-corruption laws is grounded in the basic theory of liability.  A risk neutral party will commit a harmful act if and only if the expected benefit exceeds private cost.[6] Private choice is … Read More »