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The United States' Constitution and the Adoption of International Human Rights Instruments: Freeing the Political Logjam Roundtable, 1990

"Human rights and international law-and the sometimes strained relationship between them-were the subject of a two-day roundtable at the School of Law, March 9-10. Titled "The United States' Constitution and the Adoption of International Human Rights Instruments: Freeing the Political Logjam," the roundtable attracted government officials and legal scholars from across Europe and North America. During the course of the roundtable participants examined the legal limits imposed by the U.S. Constitution and laws as well as the political limitations that come from national and international pressures on U.S. decision-making bodies, according to third-year student Chris Foreman, president of the Georgia Society of International and Comparative La\\; one of the roundtable sponsors. Proponents of a United Nations treaty to ban torture are optimistic the treaty will be ratified by the U.S. Senate but future human rights bills face a much tougher struggle, roundtable participants agreed." - excerpt from page 17 of Advocate, Spring 1990, Vol. 25, No. 2

The United States' Constitution and the Adoption of International Human Rights Instruments: Freeing the Political Logjam 1

The United States' Constitution and the Adoption of International Human Rights Instruments: Freeing the Political Logjam 1

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The United States' Constitution and the Adoption of International Human Rights Instruments: Freeing the Political Logjam 4

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Table of Contents

Keynote Address: Proposals for the Future

Panel I--The Process of and Obstacles to United States Ratification of International Human Rights Instruments

Panel I-- General Discussion

Panel II--General Discussion

Panel III--Universal and Regional Human Rights Systems and the Potential for United States Accession to the American Convention on Human Rights

Panel III--General Discussion

The United Nations System for the Protection of Human Rights