U.S. Supreme Court Briefs in Alvarez-Machain Presage a Historical Decision for International Criminal Law

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Sunday, March 1, 1992
Bruce Zagaris
Pg. 91
With the briefs filed in the case of United States v. Alvarez-Machain, the stage has been set for what may be a decision of monumental importance in the jurisdiction of United States application of international criminal law. The importance of the U.S. as a world power and a leader in international law provides the potential for even wider importance of the case. In addition, the case will have importance for the evolution of the enforcement of international human rights law, its enforcement, and integration in international criminal law and extradition…[more]