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October 9, 2007 Posner’s National Security State Part III International Law Should we listen to International Law more? o If we sign the treaty we should follow it – otherwise it lowers our credibility as a country We have the power of example – we would have no grounds on which to complain of violations of human rights if we ourselves are not following suit We must establish the precedence for the rest of the world regarding international law. o War People will do the same things that we do, and if we do not uphold human rights, our POWs will not have their rights honored either – ensures safety of our troops captured in war To have law, you must have enforcement. Keep in mind that there are also rules of war – the Geneva Convention Ig. must be in some sort of combatant uniform, cannot pose as a civilian A problem now is that we are no longer dealing with countries, but unlawful combatants that are not specifically aligned with one country –
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This note was uploaded on 03/23/2008 for the course MC 201 taught by Professor Lynnscott during the Fall '08 term at Michigan State University.

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