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Re: The International Law of Building Security?

Shannen, reading your post, I’m reminded that the state of the international law of building security really depends on who is doing the building. A few years back, the UN’s International Court of Justice (which likes to call itself the World Court) issued an incoherent advisory opinion finding Israel’s security fence — a passive defense measure that reduced suicide terrorist attacks by over 90 percent — to be a violation of international law.

At the same time, traffic on on the East Side of Midtown was unusually congested (which is saying something) because the UN had decided to build a security fence around the perimeter of its Tutle Bay headquarters.


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