The U.S. as Global Attorney

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Walk down the street in any foreign city and you’ll see more evidence of American pop culture than American jurisprudence.

But if you look behind the posters for “Tomb Raider,” you’ll find that it’s American legal values, not Hollywood and Coca Cola that are shaping the working conditions, the business and political climates of the world. So soon, we’ll all be playing by the same rules right? But here’s the catch. As U.S. and international courtrooms are increasingly used to right global wrongs and snag those international bad boys, the tables may start to turn.

The world is tightening the thumbscrews on Slobodan Milosevic… but someday it might be Ollie North or Robert MacNamara being led off in handcuffs.
(Hosted by Dick Gordon)


Alfred Rubin, Distinguished Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

Peter Weiss, the Vice President of the Center for Constitutional Rights

and Gregory Wallance a lawyer with the international law firm Kaye and Scholer.