Digest of United States Practice in International Law

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Office of the Legal Adviser, Department of State, 1977 - International law

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Page 442 - USC 2211), and by section 301 of Title 3 of the United States Code, and as President of the United States of America, in order that prompt, adequate and effective compensation will be provided in the unlikely event of injury or damage resulting from a nuclear incident involving the nuclear reactor of a United States warship,
Page 587 - specifically to the national environment. 1 use of the term human environment in 102(2) (C) reflects an intent to cover environmental impacts beyond US borders. This interpretation is consistent with NEPA's stated purpose, declared in the preamble to the Act, to "encourage productive and enjoyable harmony between man and his environment; to promote efforts which will
Page 460 - provides that if the Secretary of the Treasury finds that an "article is being imported into the United States in such quantities or under such circumstances as to threaten to impair the national security," the President is authorized to "take such action, and for such time, as he deems necessary to adjust the
Page 592 - A number of sources of developing customary international environmental law exist, which assert the responsibility of states, consistent with their sovereign right to exploit their own resources pursuant to their own environmental policies, to ensure that activities within their jurisdiction do not cause damage to the environment
Page 654 - of the United Nations Charter provides: 1. The General Assembly or the Security Council may request the International Court of Justice to give an advisory opinion on any legal question. 2. Other organs of the United Nations and specialized agencies, which may
Page 698 - if, subsequent to the commission of the offence, provision is made by law for the imposition of a lighter penalty, the offender shall benefit thereby: (d) anyone charged with an offence is presumed innocent until proved guilty according to law; (e) anyone charged with an offence shall have the right to be tried in his presence
Page 135 - No person shall be surrendered if the offense for which his extradition is requested is of a political character, or if he proves that the requisition for his surrender has, in fact, been made with a view to try or punish him for an
Page 206 - 3. Subject to the provisions of paragraph 2 of this Article, the receiving State is under a special duty to take all appropriate steps to protect the consular premises against any intrusion or damage and to prevent any disturbance of the peace of the consular post or impairment of its dignity.
Page 40 - is open to all other peace-loving states which accept the obligations contained in the present Charter and. in the judgment of the Organization, are able and willing to carry out these obligations.
Page 471 - foreign policy of the United States and to fulfill its international responsibilities; and (c) to protect the domestic economy from the excessive drain of scarce materials and reduce the serious inflationary impact of foreign demand, it is hereby ordered as follows: SEC. 2.

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