Faculty Faculty Notes

Prof. Julian Ku Quoted in Washington Post on Impact of Taiwan Travel Act on US Taiwan Policy

Julian Ku, Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Faculty Director of International Programs

Tensions Rise Over Taiwan Strait as U.S. and China Harden Positions
By Simon Denyer
The Washington Post
April 9, 2018

While some experts have played down the [Taiwan Travel] act as “not legally binding,” Julian Ku, a professor at Hofstra University’s law school, said that underestimates its significance. He called it a “statutory declaration of policy” that the administration has an obligation to observe, even if there are no penalties for failing to do so.

Read the full article on the Washington Post website.

LawNews editor’s note: The article also quotes from and links to Professor Ku’s Lawfare post “Ignore the Hype: The Taiwan Travel Act Is Legally Binding,” in which he examines statutory declarations of policy and the reasons why “we can and should expect the Taiwan Travel Act to shape U.S. Taiwan policy in the near and long term.”