Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law


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Succession Substitutes (Volume 356)

(88,818 words)

Author(s): Talpis, Jeffrey
Talpis, Jeffrey Keywords: Property | Estate | Law of succession | Law of property | Conflict of laws | Private international law | Common law | Civil law countries | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT The Professor first talks about the various instruments used to transfer property at death by succession, as well as the main characteristics and categories of successions. In a second part, is discussed the law used in known succession substitutes, as well as other new approaches used. Third, the choice of law rules is reviewed, in addition to…

The Modern Approach to Private International Law. International Litigation and Transactions from a Common-Law Perspective. General Course on Private International Law (Volume 319)

(119,790 words)

Author(s): C. Hartley, Trevor
C. Hartley, Trevor Keywords: Common law | Private international law | Mots clefs: Pays de Common law | Droit international privé | ABSTRACT In the opening pages of his course on private international law, Trevor C. Hartley, Professor Emeritus of the London School of Economics, reminds us that private international law, despite its name, is just a branch of the ordinary law of the land: it has no special authority. The only exceptions are the limited number of treaties and the increasing number of EU legal documents th…

Mandatory Rules in International Contracts: the Common Law Approach (Volume 266)

(33,124 words)

Author(s): C. Hartley, Trevor
C. Hartley, Trevor Keywords: Common law | Law of contracts | International contracts | Mots clefs: Common law | Droit des obligations | Contrats internationaux | ABSTRACT In his course devoted to the Common Law approach of mandatory rules, Trevor C. Hartley, Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science, gives several definitions of the concept of mandatory rules. He next discussed different theories that deal specifically with these rules. The author then focuses on the Rome convention and the America…