October 26, 2012 –

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Society of International Law (ASIL) today announced a new section of its website entitled International Law 2012, at The online resource is being launched as election day nears and aims to provide members of the public and press with comprehensive, timely, and reliable information on the two U.S. presidential candidates’ positions related to international legal issues.

International Law 2012 features a collection of the candidates’ policy statements and speeches on topics related to international law. The site also includes a video link to a debate this fall at Case Western University School of Law between foreign policy advisers to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama that was moderated by ASIL Executive Director Elizabeth Andersen. The campaign representatives compared the approach of the two candidates to presidential power and foreign relations.

Commenting on the new online resource Andersen said, “Through this initiative, ASIL is proudly continuing its mission to provide balanced, non-partisan information to citizens and policymakers grappling with international law’s growing role in public affairs. I can think of no more important context in which to do so than the current U.S. presidential race. We hope that these web pages will be a resource to the candidates, the media, and voters alike in the days leading up to November 6, 2012.”

ASIL is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, educational membership organization. It was founded in 1906, chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1950, and has held Category II Consultative Status to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations since 1993. ASIL’s mission is to foster the study of international law and to promote the establishment and maintenance of international relations on the basis of law and justice. The Society’s nearly 4,000 members from more than 100 countries comprise attorneys, academics, corporate counsel, judges, representatives of governments and nongovernmental organizations, international civil servants, students, and others interested in international law. For more information, visit

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