Oct. 2007 - ITSSD Presentation at: Maryland Taxpayers Association's 74th Thursday Meeting, discussing why the U.S. Senate should not ratify the Law of the Sea Treaty (UN Convention on the Law of the Sea) without first closely examining its extensive environmental regulatory component which, if not first vetted by the several committees of Congress possessing subject matter jurisdiction, would adversely affect private property rights (photo)
March 2008 - ITSSD Presentation at: Second Annual Good Neighbor Forum of Good Neighbor Law, Cheyenne, Wyoming; Closing Address- The Law of the Sea Treaty's Impact on Private Property Rights, and Conference Wrap (photo)
Theme #3:What goes around comes around; international and extra-territorial foreign laws cannot be ignored. Unless efforts are robustly undertaken to better shape emerging progressive international law so that it more fully incorporates and reflects the balanced, benchmarked and traditional rule of law precepts of our unique federalist U.S. constitutional system, international law and extra-territorial foreign laws can and will ultimately have an adverse impact on the shape, form and tenor of U.S. domestic laws.
Emerging international and extra-territorial regional standards and regulations, whether enacted by foreign governments or by intergovernmental organizations or international treaty bodies or tribunals, can potentially trigger the reform or modified implementation of domestic laws, regulations and case law, and consequently, result in the abridgment of national constitutional rights and protections, including exclusive private property, free speech and other guaranteed rights. For this reason, citizens must be vigilant to ensure that their elected representatives remain globally aware and cognizant of such promulgations to ensure that they are not adopted formally or informally in the United States, as either legislation, administrative regulations, judicial opinions, or presidential executive orders, memoranda or signing statements.
ITSSD Programs - Theme #3 (2006-2008)
International Regulatory Due Diligence
"Providing an informed, reasoned and dispassionate
voice to the global public debate..."
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