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Les bases fondamentales de la Communauté des États (Volume 63)

(36,434 words)

Author(s): Bilfinger, Carl
Bilfinger, Carl Keywords: States | Public international law | Mots clefs: Etats | Droit international public | ABSTRACT There is one word of Goethe in an allusion, which refers to the nature of conversation of Madame de Stael, notes Carl Bilfinger: “Philosophizing, in the world, indicates conversing in an animated manner on unresolvable problems”. One can be tempted to affirm the same thing about a conversation on the fundamental bases of human rights. There is, perhaps, a way of getting away, continues the autho…

Changements et continuité du droit international Cours général de droit international public (Volume 195)

(122,928 words)

Author(s): Cahier, Philippe
Cahier, Philippe Keywords: Public international law | Mots clefs: Droit international public | ABSTRACT The subject of Philippe Cahier’s course, Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, is to examine whether, following the Second World War and the upheavals it caused, and taking into account the origin of international law, the course has subjected to profound changes or whether, apart from criticisms which are often hasty and which are addressed to him, the course has only been…

General Course in Public International Law (Volume 127)

(73,869 words)

Author(s): Friedmann, W.
Friedmann, W. Keywords: Public international law | Mots clefs: Droit international public | ABSTRACT The growth of the world's population combined with the depletion of mineral resources, deforestation, pollution, and other climate changes creates new challenges to international law. Wolfgang Friedmann builds his course on theme about the emergence of an international law of cooperation, which is added to the international law of coexistence. The author shows in this course that the ability of nations to deve…

Lis Pendens in International Litigation (Volume 336)

(134,657 words)

Author(s): McLachlan, Campbell
McLachlan, Campbell Keywords: Exception de litispendance | International law of procedure | Private international law | Public international law | International arbitration | International commercial arbitration | Mots clefs: Litispendance | Droit international de procédure | Droit international privé | Droit international public | Arbitrage international | Arbitrage commercial international | ABSTRACT Campbell McLachlan, Professor at Victoria University of Wellington, devotes his course to lis pendens in international law. After a detailed intro…

The Principles of International Law in the Light of Islamic Doctrine (Volume 117)

(34,744 words)

Author(s): Mahmassani, Sobhi
Mahmassani, Sobhi Keywords: Islam | Public international law | Mots clefs: Islam | Droit international public | ABSTRACT The objective of Sobhi Mahmassani's course is to show that the main principles of international law are in accordance with a doctrine or philosophy of Islam and are perhaps even a part of the doctrine. After a presentation of general prolegomena, the author focuses on the law of peace from an Islamic perspective, and on the law of war according to Islam (the concept of Jihad or just war, acts of hostility, the treatment of enemy people, and the treatment of enemy property). L…

Considérations sur ce qui est commun Cours général de droit international public (2002) (Volume 334)

(164,819 words)

Author(s): Verhoeven, Joe
Verhoeven, Joe Keywords: Public international law | Mots clefs: Droit international public | ABSTRACT Joe Verhoeven, Professor at the University of Paris II, highlights in the introduction to his general course on public international law, that the substantive or primary rules, which impose on subjects of law of commands with which the rules must comply, are the least legally interesting. In fact, they do not demonstrate in any way the inherent genius of the "legal" normativity to which the rules belong. The …

L’évolution du droit international Cours général de droit international public (Volume 222)

(64,403 words)

Author(s): Thierry, Hubert
Thierry, Hubert Keywords: Public international law | Mots clefs: Droit international public | ABSTRACT International law has become so vast and extensive, Hubert Thierry, Professor at the University of Paris X-Nanterre, emphasizes that it is hardly possible to explain the general rules in the time allotted to the fifteen lessons given in the general course. Therefore, Professor Thierry has chosen to give a dominant theme to his course, that of the evolution and progress of international law. In this context, …

The Afro-Asian World and the Law of Nations (Historical Aspects) (Volume 123)

(33,426 words)

Author(s): H. Alexandrowicz, C.
H. Alexandrowicz, C. Keywords: Africa | Public international law | Asia | Mots clefs: Afrique | Droit international public | Asie | ABSTRACT The course of C.H. Alexandrowicz course aims at examining the circumstances in which the countries of Asia and Africa entered into the orbit of public international law, and at studying the legal institutions performing this entry or accompanying it. The author focuses in the first case on Asian countries and then on African countries. Le cours de C.H. Alexandrowicz a pour objet d'examiner les circonstances dans lesquelles les pays …

Théorie générale du droit international public Problèmes choisis (Volume 42)

(80,400 words)

Author(s): Kelsen, Hans
Kelsen, Hans Keywords: Public international law | Mots clefs: Droit international public | ABSTRACT In this course on General Theory of Public International Law, Hans Kelsen does not intend to make a presentation of positive international law. He presents a theory, that is to say, an examination of the nature of international law, its originality, which separates it from the norms that we are accustomed to consider as the law par excellence, from the norms of state law. Hans Kelsen successively examines, from…

Les problèmes fondamentaux du droit des gens en Amérique (Volume 47)

(49,168 words)

Author(s): Yepes, J.-M.
Yepes, J.-M. Keywords: America | Public international law | Mots clefs: Amérique | Droit international public | ABSTRACT J. M. Yepes begins his course on the Fundamental Problems of the Law of Nations in America with a reminder of the proposal approval in 1908 by the First Pan American Scientific Congress, which contains a synthesis of the arguments presented in favor of the existence of American international law. The author then successively focuses on the issues of sovereignty of State, de facto governments wi…

Cours général de principes de droit international public (Volume 86)

(34,744 words)

Author(s): De Visscher, Charles
De Visscher, Charles Keywords: Legal principles | Public international law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international public | ABSTRACT Charles De Visscher writes in the conclusion of his course that the events of the last forty years have profoundly changed the traditional facts of international law. He writes in 1954, it is now realized, that a new approach must govern his study, and different methods must be applied to his teaching. After a presentation on the division or distribution of power in inter…

Immunities of Foreign States before National Authorities (Volume 149)

(47,226 words)

Author(s): Sucharitkul, Sompong
Sucharitkul, Sompong Keywords: Sovereign immunities | Mots clefs: Etats | Immunités diplomatiques et consulaires | Droit international public | Juridiction | ABSTRACT The objective of Sompong Sucharitkul’s course on the Immunities of Foreign States Before National Authorities is to examine the exact nature and scope of immunity of States from a purely legal and analytical perspective, with some references to historic developments. To do this, the author presents a legal analysis of immunity of foreign States as well …

Exceptions to the Operation of Choice of Law Rules (Volume 217)

(85,805 words)

Author(s): Mosconi, Franco
Mosconi, Franco Keywords: Public order | Private international law | Mots clefs: Droit international public | Droit international privé | ABSTRACT Franco Mosconi, Professor at the University of Pavia, puts forward a hypothesis that there exists a "general principle of law recognized by civilized nations", which requires States, when situations are not solely governed by their domestic law, to leave a possibility for the application of rules drawn from foreign legal systems. If one accepts the existence of such a pri…

Le domaine réservé L’organisation internationale et le rapport entre droit international et droit interne cours général de droit international public (Volume 225)

(188,840 words)

Author(s): Arangio-Ruiz, Gaetano
Arangio-Ruiz, Gaetano Keywords: United Nations | Judicial competence | International law and domestic law | League of Nations | Public international law | Mots clefs: Droit international public | Nations Unies | Droit international et droit interne | Société des Nations | Compétence étatique | ABSTRACT General Course on Public International Law by Gaetano Arangio-Ruiz, Professor at the University of Rome, focuses on the notion of domestic jurisdiction as a limit to the activity of international legal and political bodies. However, it also t…

La crise et les transformations du droit des gens (Volume 88)

(35,235 words)

Author(s): L. Kunz, Josef
L. Kunz, Josef Keywords: Development of international law | Public international law | International organizations | Mots clefs: Développement du droit international | Droit international public | Organisations internationales | ABSTRACT Josef Kunz writes in 1955 that we speak a lot about “crisis of the law of nations” among laymen, statesmen, and even among the representatives of the science of the law of nations. For some, it is a source of resignation, for the others it is a source of hope. It is not surprising, therefore,…

Cours général de droit international public (Volume 207)

(166,643 words)

Author(s): Abi-Saab, Georges
Abi-Saab, Georges Keywords: Public international law | Mots clefs: Droit international public | ABSTRACT Georges Abi-Saab, Professor at the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, chooses a dual-axis investigation in his general course on public international law in order to present a significant overview of the subject: on one hand, to highlight how international law functions as a legal system, that is, how norms, institutions, and mechanisms articulate with respect to each other to form a wh…

Transactions between States and Public Firms and Foreign Private Firms (A Methodological Study) (Volume 136)

(47,210 words)

Author(s): Goldschmidt, Werner
Goldschmidt, Werner Keywords: State contracts | Public international law | International commercial law | Mots clefs: Droit international public | Droit commercial international | ABSTRACT Werner Goldschmidt presents, in the introduction of this course devoted to a methodological study of transactions between States and public firms and foreign private firms, the methods dealing with the subject: normology and trialism. In the primary part of his course, the author presents, on one hand, a normological approach to trans…

Engagements parallèles et contradictoires (Volume 206)

(102,600 words)

Author(s): Roucounas, Emmanuel
Roucounas, Emmanuel Keywords: Norms | Public international law | Mots clefs: Normes | Droit international public | ABSTRACT Emmanuel Roucounas, Director of the Department of International Studies (Legal Studies) of the Faculty of Legal, Economic, and Political Sciences of the University of Athens, points out in the introduction to his course that the norms of international law generally realize a parallel development, adapting the law to the needs of the changing international community. However, contradictions, …

The Strengthening of International Law (Volume 98)

(98,704 words)

Author(s): Wright, Quincy
Wright, Quincy Keywords: Public international law | Mots clefs: Droit international public | ABSTRACT In his course on Strengthening of International Law, Quincy Wright explores the possibility of improving five external factors that are detrimental to the effectiveness of international law. He thus proposes to answer the following questions: Can the concept of Empire be replaced, in the minds of peoples and governments, by the concept of internationalism of the United Nations? Can the potentialities of milit…

Restitution of Works of Art pursuant to Private and Public International Law (Volume 288)

(94,791 words)

Author(s): W. Kowalski, Wojciech
W. Kowalski, Wojciech Keywords: Monuments of architecture, art or history | Restitution | Private international law | Public international law | Cultural heritage | Private international law | Cultural heritage | Mots clefs: Monuments d’architecture, d art ou historiques | Restitution | Droit international privé | Droit international public | ABSTRACT Professor Wojcieh W. Kowalski devotes his course to an analysis of the reasons justifying the distinction between cultural property and other types of property, and to the description of the princi…
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