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April 10, 2007


Patrick S. O'Donnell

This does seem blatantly and scandalously regressive: A Vitoria, Grotius, or Vattel would have that much less public space outside the academy to put their talents to work and spread their knowledge of law as it has been, is, and might otherwise be. Was not the General Assembly empowered by the UN Charter to "initiate studies and make recommendations for the purpose of promoting international cooperation in the political field and encouraging the progressive development of international law and its codification"?

Layperson's question: Does the Act for Special Procedures play a role similar or analogous to that played by a Special Master in our municipal legal system?

And thanks for the link to the petition.

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