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The Sword and the Scales is the 1st in-depth and entire research of attitudes and behaviors of the USA towards significant foreign courts and tribunals, together with the overseas Courts of Justice, WTO, and NAFTA dispute cost platforms; the Inter-American court docket of Human Rights; and all foreign felony courts. 13 essays through American felony students map and examine present and previous styles of merchandising or competition, use or overlook, of foreign judicial our bodies via quite a few branches of the USA govt, suggesting a posh and deeply ambivalent courting. the us has been, and is still, not just a promoter of a number of the foreign courts and tribunals but additionally an lively player of the judicial method. it sounds as if ahead of many of the foreign judicial our bodies often and helps extra, either politically and financially. while, it's much less engaged than it may be, rather given its powerful rule of legislation foundations and its historic culture of dedication to overseas legislations and its associations.

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