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USA and International Law

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USA respects International Law. However, according to the Constitution of America, when its Constitution and a treaty conflicts, the constitution prevails over the treaty.

Treaties are of two types:

  • Self-executing treaties
  • Non self-executing treaties

USA is a leading member in many International Organizations including the United Nations Organizations and by virtue of it, USA honors the International Law.

Related Cases

  • The Paquete Habana Case (1900)
  • Garcia Mir vs Meese (1986)
  • Sei Fuji vs California (1952)