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Restatement of Foreign Relations Law of the United States

Foreign Relations Law of the United States

"The foreign relations law of the United States, as dealt with in this Restatement, consists of (a) international law as it applies to the United States; and (b) domestic law that has substantial significance for the foreign relations of the United States or has other substantial international consequences." Restatement (Third) Foreign Relations Law § 1 (Am. Law Inst. 1987).

Series Information

The fourth series of Foreign Relations Law of the United States is currently in development. See ALI for more information.

The third series of Foreign Relations Law of the United States was published in 1987. The supplement to the third series includes all case citations for the second and third series.

The second series of Foreign Relations Law of the United States was published in 1965. Case citations for the second series can be found in the supplement to the third series. The Restatements for the Foreign Relations Law of the United States began with the second series.

Superseded Status

The Restatement of the Law, Third: Foreign Relations Law of the United States "is a comprehensive revision of the Restatement of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States which The American Law Institute published in 1965. Although this revision is somewhat different in style, covers many more subjects, and reflects important developments in the intervening decades, it stands on the shoulders of the previous Restatement." Introduction to Restatement (Third) of Foreign Relations Law of the United States, at 3 (1987).

For more information on superseded status, see the publication page at www.ali.org or contact the American Law Institute.

Parallel Tables

The Parallel Tables found in the back of volume 2 of Restatement (Third) Foreign Relations Law show corresponding Restatement (Third) Foreign Relations Law, Restatement (Second) Foreign Relations Law, and Restatement (Third) Foreign Relations Law Tentative Draft section numbers.

The Parallel Tables found in the back of the Restatement (Second) Foreign Relations Law show corresponding Restatement (Second) Foreign Relations Law, and Restatement (Second) Foreign Relations Law Proposed Official Draft section numbers.

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