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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, …

Le développement historique du droit international De l’anarchie internationale a une communauté internationale organisée (Volume 41)

(34,539 words)

Author(s): LE FUR, Louis-Erasme
LE FUR, Louis-Erasme Keywords: Legal history | Public international law | Mots clefs: Histoire du droit | Droit international public | ABSTRACT The history of the international organization essentially consists of retracing a passage of international anarchy to an organized international community which, since 1919, has taken the concrete existence under the form of the League of Nations, notes Louis-Erasme Lefur in the introduction to his course. In the first part, he presents the prohibition of resorting to the force between States, and then a new international law of peace. L'hist…

Some Present Aspects of Sovereignty in International Law (Volume 102)

(39,935 words)

Author(s): Stanislaw Korowicz, Marek
Stanislaw Korowicz, Marek Keywords: Sovereignty | Public international law | Mots clefs: Souveraineté | Droit international public | ABSTRACT In this course, M.S. Korowicz presents Some Present Aspects of Sovereignty in International Law. After a presentation of the prevailing doctrine, the author focuses on the sovereignty and equality of States in international law practice. The author discusses the topics of domestic jurisdiction and non-intervention. Finally, the author examines the scope and limits of sovereignty. Dans ce cours, M.S. Korowicz présente quelques as…

L’humanité en quête de paix et de développement (II) Cours général de droit international public (2004) (Volume 325)

(197,864 words)

Author(s): Bedjaoui, Mohammed
Bedjaoui, Mohammed Keywords: Public international law | Mots clefs: Droit international public | ABSTRACT This article by Mohammed Bedjaoui, Former President of the International Court of Justice, is the second part of his course on Humanity in Search for Peace and Development (published in volumes 324 and 325 of the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law). This volume includes the end of the first part (peace, a conquest..., which remains a quest), devoted to the pacifying function of th…

La société internationale à la recherche de son équilibre Cours général de droit international public (Volume 370)

(152,927 words)

Author(s): Dominicé, Christian
Dominicé, Christian Keywords: Public international law | International law | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT This general course was delivered at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2006 and is divided into two parts. In the first part, Christian Dominicé focuses on the international legal order. He deals with the characteristics of the international legal order, the primary and secondary norms, and legal order and constraint. The author discusses the international standards focusing on the area of formal sources…

Legal Nature of Jus Cogens In Contemporary International Law (Volume 172)

(16,658 words)

Author(s): Alexidze, Levan
Alexidze, Levan Keywords: Ius cogens | Public international law | Mots clefs: Jus cogens | Droit international public | ABSTRACT Levan Alexidze notes in the introduction to his course that the problem of jus cogens in contemporary international law has been widely commented by specialists representing various existing legal systems. Indeed, the question of whether there are rules of international law from which subjects of law cannot derogate even by mutual consent has become not only a theoretical topic of importa…

The Contribution of Latin American Legal Doctrine to the Progressive Development of International Law (Volume 376)

(31,264 words)

Author(s): Augusto Cançado Trindade, Antônio
Augusto Cançado Trindade, Antônio Keywords: Latin America | Public international law | International law | Development of international law | Codification | Doctrines | Peace conferences | The Hague | 1907 | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT The author commences this lecture by addressing the historical antecedents and early developments, such as the first International conferences of American States and the two Hague Peace Conferences, in particular the contributions of Latin-American States to the II Hague Peace Conference of 1907. He focus…

La prescription en droit international (Volume 87)

(21,583 words)

Author(s): Roger Pinto, M.
Roger Pinto, M. Keywords: Prescription | Public international law | Mots clefs: Prescription | Droit international public | ABSTRACT The prescription is not a revolutionary institution, writes Roger Pinto in the introduction to his course, but a principle of conservation. It will not be surprising, he continues, that the authors of the explanatory memorandum to the title of the prescription in the French Civil Code report the prescription "of all the institutions of civil law, the most necessary to the social orde…

Arms, Armaments and International Law (Volume 191)

(58,260 words)

Author(s): Kalshoven, Frits
Kalshoven, Frits Keywords: Armament | Public international law | Mots clefs: Armements | Droit international public | ABSTRACT After presenting some considerations on the Ius ad bellum, namely the rules governing the use of force by States in the conduct of international relations, the author focuses in detail and in depth on the Ius in bello, namely the rules governing the use of arms during the armed conflict. To allow a better understanding of these rules and principles, the author puts the question in a histo…

Democracy and International Law (Volume 371)

(38,907 words)

Author(s): Charlesworth, Hilary
Charlesworth, Hilary Keywords: Democracy | Political systems | Political regimes | Public international law | International law | Concept | Peacebuilding | State-building | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT In this course, the author considers the way that international law defines, refines, and interacts with ideas of democracy. First, she sketches various understandings of the term “democracy” and surveys debates about the meaning of democracy. Next, the author considers how the formal doctrines of international law have engaged wit…

The Public International Law Regime Governing International Investment (Volume 344)

(142,300 words)

Author(s): Enrique Alvarez, José
Enrique Alvarez, José Keywords: Foreign direct investment | Public international law | Legal regime | Economy | Globalization | Sovereignty | United States of America | Bilateral investment treaties | Argentina | Mots clefs: Investissements directs à l'étranger | Droit international public | Régime juridique | Economie | Mondialisation | Souveraineté | Etats-Unis d'Amérique | Traités bilatéraux d'investissement | Argentine | ABSTRACT This course considers the ramifications of the legal regime that governs transborder capital flows. This regime consists pri…

Social Basis of a Law of Nations (Volume 85)

(23,245 words)

Author(s): E. Corbett, P.
E. Corbett, P. Keywords: Sociology | Public international law | Mots clefs: Sociologie | Droit international public | ABSTRACT P. E. Corbett emphasizes in the introduction to his course on the Social Basis of a Law of Nations, we are struck by the extreme rarity of consideration of fixed and precise ones when we examine in detail the mass of materials classified on behalf of international law. The author argues that this lack of precision is certainly inherent in the particular nature of the subject to which inter…

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…

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…

The United Nations and International Law-Making Opening Lecture, Public International Law Session, 2012 (Volume 362)

(10,617 words)

Author(s): H. Arsanjani, Mahnoush
H. Arsanjani, Mahnoush Keywords: United Nations | Public international law | International law | Development of international law | International relations | International politics | Charter of the United Nations (San Francisco, 26 June 1945) | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT International law has been developing and expanding its scope remarkably in the last few decades. The United Nations is entitled to considerable credit for signal past law-making accomplishment. This opening lecture commences with a note on the Charter of the United Nation…
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