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Principes de droit international public Cours Général (Volume 101)

(82,020 words)

Author(s): Sørensen, Max
Sørensen, Max Keywords: Legal principles | Public international law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international public | ABSTRACT According to Max Sorensen, the course explains the interrelation of the two factors of stability and evolution that is, in any legal system, the crux of the problems for doctrine and practice that arise. Stability is the essence of the law. Evolution, on the other hand, is the necessary consequence of the changes taking place in the social conditions at the base of the legal sy…

Principes de droit international public (Volume 103)

(79,435 words)

Author(s): Reuter, Paul
Reuter, Paul Keywords: Legal principles | Public international law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international public | ABSTRACT Paul Reuter writes that he chooses a plan as classic as possible for his course, which fits into a tradition lying behind it and fits into the courses of Academy devoted to the general rules of the law of peace and to the general principles of public international law. Chapter I, International Societies and Their Law, and Chapter II, The Systematic Aspects of International Law, …

The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law : Inception, Meaning and Status (Volume 329)

(68,497 words)

Author(s): Schrijver, Nico
Schrijver, Nico Keywords: Sustainable development | Legal concept | Treaties | Legal principles | Public international law | Mots clefs: Développement durable | ABSTRACT Nico Schrijver, Professor at the VU University Amsterdam, assigns a triple aim to his course. First, he intends to study about the genesis of the law of sustainable development and to clarify the meaning of this concept, while evaluating the status within the public international law. Then, he proceeds to the examination of the legal principles which e…

The General Principles of Private International Law (Volume 135)

(56,394 words)

Author(s): Lipstein, K.
Lipstein, K. Keywords: Legal principles | Private international law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international privé | ABSTRACT K. Lipstein begins his course on the General Principles of Private International Law with a presentation on the nature and function of international law, and thus presents a history of private international law established in Rome. The author then examines the relationship between private international law and public international law, including private international law as an e…

Principes généraux de droit international privé (Volume 116)

(29,546 words)

Author(s): Kamil Yasseen, Mustafa
Kamil Yasseen, Mustafa Keywords: Legal principles | Private international law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international privé | ABSTRACT Mustafa Kamil Yasseen intends to limit his course on the general principles of private international law to the conflict of laws in space. He examines the basic problems as much as possible in the light of the primary character of this conflict, which enable him to identify the critical constituents of conflict of laws. The author successively focuses on the rule of conflict of laws in space and the implementation of the conflict rule. Mustaf…

The Principles and Standards of International Economic Law (Volume 117)

(29,808 words)

Author(s): Schwarzenberger, Georg
Schwarzenberger, Georg Keywords: Legal principles | International economic law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international économique | ABSTRACT Georg Schwarzenberg devotes his course to the Principles and Standards of International Economic Law. After a presentation of the basic features of international economic law, the author first examines the principles of international economic law. He focuses on the question of economic independence and interdependence, describes the frontal attacks on economic so…

The General Principles Of International Law Considered from the Standpoint Of the Rule of Law (Volume 92)

(82,793 words)

Author(s): Gerald Fitzmaurice K. C. M. G., Q. C., Sir
Gerald Fitzmaurice K. C. M. G., Q. C., Sir Keywords: Legal principles | Public international law | Rule of law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international public | ABSTRACT For his course on the General Principles of International Law, Gerald Fitzmaurice considers international law from the point of view of the rule of law. After an introduction to the themes developed in his course, the author discusses the first theme (automaticity) and asserts that international law is automatically and ipso facto binding upon St…

The Fundamental Principles of International Law (Volume 87)

(65,910 words)

Author(s): Schwarzenberger, Georg
Schwarzenberger, Georg Keywords: Legal principles | Public international law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international public | ABSTRACT Georg Schwarzenberg begins his course on the Fundamental Principles of International Law with a general presentation of the principles: the nature of legal principles, common characteristics of fundamental principles of international law, and the general problems. He then successively analyzes the principle of sovereignty, the principle of recognition, the principle of…

The General Principles of Private International Law (Volume 104)

(80,667 words)

Author(s): Wengler, Wilhelm
Wengler, Wilhelm Keywords: Legal principles | Private international law | Mots clefs: Principes généraux du droit | Droit international privé | ABSTRACT Wilhelm Wengler begins his course on the General Principles of Private International Law with a presentation of the general principles of private international law: conflicts of laws and gaps between the conflicts of law. He examines the problems of "intergentil" laws and the solutions to the problems. The author discusses the question of interterritorial law and the…

L'histoire des principes fondamentaux du droit international privé a partir du Moyen Age Spécialement dans l'Europe occidentale (Volume 49)

(55,363 words)

Author(s): Meijers, E.-M
Meijers, E.-M Keywords: Legal principles | Private international law | Legal history | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international privé | Histoire du droit | ABSTRACT In this course, E.-M. Meijers proposes to explain how and why the principles of private international law are formed and succeed each other from the Middle Ages until the formation of modern codes. After a study of the regime of the kind of laws, the author studies the conflicts of custom in Western Europe in the Middle Ages, the Italian theory of S…

Foreign Sate Immunity: Emerging Consensus on Principles (Volume 200)

(70,630 words)

Author(s): D. Trooboff, Peter
D. Trooboff, Peter Keywords: Sovereign immunities | Legal principles | Mots clefs: Immunités judiciaires | Principes généraux du droit | ABSTRACT In his course, Peter D. Trooboff, who works for Covington & Burling in Washington, comments on the case law of the United States of America with respect to some key issues arising in the field of state immunity, and relates the case law to the treatment of the issues in national or international codifications. The author points out that there is a significant consensus in …

Evolution of Principles for Resolving Conflicts in the Field of Contracts and Torts (Volume 283)

(130,591 words)

Author(s): Dolinger, Jacob
Dolinger, Jacob Keywords: Legal principles | Private international law | Public order | Convention on the Law applicable to Contractual obligations (Rome, 19 June 1980) | Law of contracts | Contracts | Torts | Mots clefs: Principes généraux du droit | Droit international privé | Ordre public | Convention sur la loi applicable aux obligations contractuelles [Rome, 19 juin 1980] | Droit des obligations | Contrats | Quasi-contrats et quasi-délits | ABSTRACT Professor Jacob Dolinger, Professor at the Rio de Janeiro State University, divides his course on the evolution o…

Principes de droit international public (Volume 93)

(61,775 words)

Author(s): Rousseau, Charles
Rousseau, Charles Keywords: Legal principles | Public international law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international public | ABSTRACT Charles Rousseau notes in the introduction to his course that the international environment of 1958 is neither that of 1907, nor that of 1919, nor even that of 1939 or 1945. Pessimists will probably be tempted to conclude that it marks a step back from the past. Others may see it as a transition period between two worlds: the one - which is still that of 1958 - of unorganiz…

Les principes généraux du droit applicables dans les rapports internationaux (Volume 36)

(22,867 words)

Author(s): Wolff, Karl
Wolff, Karl Keywords: Legal principles | Public international law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international public | ABSTRACT The Permanent Court of International Justice, explains Karl Wolf, must apply, according to Article 38 of the Statute, not only international conventions and international custom, but also the "general principles of law recognized by civilized nations". The author continues that the meaning of the term "general principles of law" is discussed. The main task assigned to the author …

Les principes de droit international public (Volume 80)

(63,841 words)

Author(s): Guggenheim, Paul
Guggenheim, Paul Keywords: Public international law | Legal principles | Mots clefs: Droit international public | Principes de droit | ABSTRACT In this course, Paul Guggenheim first examines the position of natural law in positive law and the concept of legal sociology. The author discusses the rules related to the modern law of nations: the rules that have not changed in substance since their creation; the norms that are influenced by changes in the political and economic infrastructure; and the rules that are rapi…

Principes de droit international privé (Volume 97)

(51,395 words)

Author(s): Batiffol, Henri
Batiffol, Henri Keywords: Legal principles | Private international law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international privé | ABSTRACT Henri Battifol reviews in his course the fundamental issues of private international law from the perspective of comparative law. He proceeds first to the comparison of the private international law systems, and more precisely to the comparison of conflicts of law in force in several States. He carries out a comparative study of domestic laws whose scope is determined by the …

Principles of Procedure in International Litigation (Volume 345)

(54,500 words)

Author(s): Elihu Lauterpacht, Sir
Elihu Lauterpacht, Sir Keywords: Judicial settlement of international disputes | Procedure | Legal principles | International Court of Justice | Law of procedure | International courts | International law of procedure | Consent | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT Drawing on his extensive experience, the author examines the range, forms and role of procedure in international litigation. He discusses critically and at length the operation of the principle of consent and the principal elements in the litigation process. Sir Elihu Lauterpacht, directeur émérite du Lauterpacht Center for…

La notion de réciprocité dans les traités diplomatiques de droit international privé (Volume 52)

(40,493 words)

Author(s): Niboyet, J.-P.
Niboyet, J.-P. Keywords: Reciprocity | Legal principles | Private international law | Treaties | Mots clefs: Réciprocité | Principes généraux du droit | Droit international privé | Traités | ABSTRACT The theme developed by J.-P. Niboyet in his course is the relations that exist or rather should exist between the general principles of civil law and the treaties which are, after all, just the contracts between the States. After outlining a few general considerations, the author examines the patterns of diplomatic reciprocity, …

Les principes généraux du droit dans la jurisprudence internationale (Volume 52)

(18,497 words)

Author(s): von Verdross, Alfred
von Verdross, Alfred Keywords: Legal principles | International law | Case-law | Mots clefs: Principes de droit | Droit international | Jurisprudence | ABSTRACT Alfred von Verdross, in the introduction of his course, explains that in order to solve the problem of the law of nations, it is especially necessary to recognize that the differences existing in this area cannot be overcome without a prior analysis of the problem of the sources of law in general. He focuses on this study in the first chapter of his course. He …

Comparative Aspects of the General Principles of Private International Law (Volume 109)

(58,017 words)

Author(s): H. Graveson, Ronald
H. Graveson, Ronald Keywords: Legal principles | Private international law | Comparative law | Mots clefs: Principes généraux du droit | Droit international privé | Droit comparé | ABSTRACT Ronald Graveson proposes to study in his course on private international law the fundamental problem of private international law, and to see the solutions that have been proposed at different times by various legal systems. The problem of international law exists as soon as an activity involves a foreign element. After a presentation of…
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