Richard Falk: The Future of International Law and Human Rights

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Richard Falk
Richard Falk

The Future of International Law and Human Rights

An Interview With Richard Falk

by CIHAN AKSAN and JON BAILES

Richard A. Falk is professor emeritus of international law at Princeton University and an appointee to two United Nations positions on the Palestinian territories. He has authored, edited or contributed to 40 books, including The Great Terror War; The Costs of War: International Law, the UN, and World Order after Iraq; Achieving Human Rights; and International Law and the Third World: Reshaping Justice.

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Cihan Aksan and Jon Bailes are the editors of www.stateofnature.org. The following is a chapter from their new book of interviews, Weapon of the Strong: Conversations on US State Terrorism (Pluto Press, 2012).

Weapon of the Strong analyses the forms of US state terrorism through exclusive, never before published interviews with leading commentators and theorists. The interviews explore the different aspects of state terrorism: its functions, institutional supports and the legal and moral arguments surrounding it, and consider specific case studies in Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.”