A ruling issued by the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom on June 30 cited a pair of articles by Andreas Lowenfeld, Herbert and Rose Rubin Professor of International Law Emeritus. In Smith v. Secretary of State for Defence, the court considered the applicability of the European Convention on Human Rights to a British soldier’s death from heatstroke in Iraq. (The Supreme Court has replaced the House of Lords as the U.K.’s highest tribunal.) As part of a discussion of extraterritorial application of law, Lord Collins of Mapesbury referenced two articles by Lowenfeld. Both were from a series titled “U.S. Law Enforcement Abroad: The Constitution and International Law” that appeared in the American Journal of International Law in 1989 and 1990.
Posted August 3, 2010