The analysis contained in this article is divided into four parts. Part I will analyze the validity of the agreements under the law of treaties. Part II will discuss the power of the President to conclude these agreements. Part III will explore the various constitutional problems raised by requiring American claimants to seek binding third-party arbitration in the International Arbitral Tribunal and by banning the prosecution of claims against Iran hostages. Part IV will discuss the constitutional issues raised by freezing the assets of the estate of the Shah and his family.
Gerald T. McLaughlin and Ludwik A. Teklaff,
The Iranian Hostage Agreements: A Legal Analysis ,
4 Fordham Int'l L.J. 223
Available at: http://ir.lawnet.fordham.edu/ilj/vol4/iss2/1