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22 CUNY L. Rev. Footnote Forum 1 (2019)

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          CUNY LAW REVIEW FOOTNOTE FORUM

                            March 3, 2019

Recommended citation:
A. Karyum  Ahmed,   The Rogue  Sovereign: Trump, Sovereignty & Revo-
lution 22 CUNY  L. REv. F. 1 (2019).



                THE ROGUE SOVEREIGN:
      TRUMP, SOVEREIGNTY & REVOLUTION

                         A. Kayum  Ahmedt


INTRODUCTION..................1..............................
    PART I..................................................   3
       A.  Sovereignty in International Law.......         ............... 3
       B.  Sovereignty Revisited........................ 5
    PART II ................................................. 10
       A.  Trump  As Sovereign         ...........    ............. 10
CONCLUSION................................................ 15


                           INTRODUCTION

     In his inaugural U.N. General Assembly (UNGA)  address, President
Trump  mentions the words 'sovereign' or 'sovereignty' 21 times, assert-
ing that: [i]n foreign affairs, we are renewing this founding principle of
sovereignty.' While most critics have drawn attention to Trump's incon-





   T A. Kayum Ahmed is an Adjunct Faculty member at Columbia University Law School
where he teaches classes in socio-economic rights, as well as African law, literature and poli-
tics. Following his participation in anti-white supremacist protests at Columbia University,
Kayum was placed on the right-wing Professor Watchlist for advancing leftist propaganda in
the classroom. Before joining Columbia, Kayum served as CEO of the South African Human
Rights Commission from 2010 to 2015. He holds a Ph.D in education from Columbia Univer-
sity, various degrees from the universities of Oxford (MS.t), Leiden (LL.M.), Western Cape
(M.A.) and Cape Town (B.A. Hons and LL.B.)
    1 Donald J. Trump, Remarks to the United Nations General Assembly in New York City,
2017 DAILY COMP. PRES. Doc., at 2 (Sept. 19, 2017) [hereinafter Trump, Remarks to the


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