Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk

Vanderbilt Law School

Ingrid Wuerth

Ingrid Brunk Wuerth (@WuerthIngrid) is the Helen Strong Curry Chair of International Law at Vanderbilt Law School where she is also serves as the Associate Dean for Research and the Director of the Branstetter Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program. She was a Co-Reporter for the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law and she has served as a member of the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law. In April, 2022 she will become co-Editor-in-Chief of the American Journal of International Law. Professor Wuerth has written extensively on foreign relations law, transnational litigation, and public international law, including for the Harvard Law Review, the University of Chicago Law Review, and the American Journal of International Law. She is the co-author of U.S. Foreign Relations Law: Cases, Materials and Practice Exercises (5th ed. 2017).

Posts by Ingrid (Wuerth) Brunk

How Congress Should Designate Russia a State Sponsor of Terrorism

Cross Posted at Just Security Appearing before the United Nations General Assembly late last week, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy renewed his call for the designation of Russia as a state sponsor of terrorism.  Proponents of the designation argue that it would ratchet up sanctions–making it more difficult for Russia to continue the war against Ukraine–and…

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Contractual Waivers of Foreign Sovereign Immunity

The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA) provides that foreign states are immune from suit in the United States unless an exception applies.  An important and long-standing exception to immunity is consent (the more common term in international practice) or waiver (the term used in the United States). The FSIA provides that a foreign state shall…

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More Evidence that Helms-Burton is Backfiring

In 1996, Congress passed the Helms-Burton Act to strengthen sanctions against Cuba and to deter foreign companies from investing there. To discourage foreign investment, Title III created a civil remedy allowing U.S. nationals to sue any person who “traffics” in property confiscated by the Cuban government for damages in an amount three times the value…

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