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Principes de droit international public Cours général (Volume 101)

(82,078 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…

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

(29,809 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 Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law : Inception, Meaning and Status (Volume 329)

(68,498 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)

(56,402 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 de droit international public (Volume 103)

(79,421 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, …

Principes généraux de droit international privé (Volume 116)

(29,614 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…

Principes généraux du droit fluvial international (Volume 45)

(48,303 words)

Author(s): Winiarski, Bohdan
Winiarski, Bohdan Keywords: RiveInternational law | Legal principles | Water | Mots clefs: Fleuves | Droit international | Principes de droit | ABSTRACT The international river law can be defined as the set of legal rules that determine the international position of the rivers or – which amounts to the same thing – that govern the relations between States with regard to the rivers. Bohdan Winiarski says that, as can be seen by this definition, the river law is by no means an autonomous law; it is just a branch, and ev…

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…

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 à partir du Moyen Age spécialement dans l'Europe occidentale (Volume 49)

(55,400 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…

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

(40,503 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, …

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

(58,018 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…

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…

Les principes de droit international public (Volume 80)

(63,856 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 généraux de la responsabilité internationale d’après la doctrine et la jurisprudence (Volume 96)

(32,744 words)

Author(s): Accioly, Hildebrando
Accioly, Hildebrando Keywords: State responsibility | Legal principles | Public international law | Mots clefs: Responsabilité des Etats | Principes généraux du droit | Droit international public | ABSTRACT International responsibility, according to Hildebrando Accioly, is a legal position based on the well-known principle that, in the Community of Nations, as in civil society, all members of the Community, in their mutual relations, must observe rules of justice and respect their commitments. After a presentation of the ge…

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

(34,791 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…

Les règles du droit civil applicables aux rapports internationaux (Contribution à l’étude des principes généraux du droit visés au Statut de la Cour permanente de Justice internationale) (Volume 44)

(31,548 words)

Author(s): RIPERT, Georges
RIPERT, Georges Keywords: Permanent Court of International Justice | Statutes | Legal principles | Civil law | Mots clefs: Cour permanente de Justice internationale | Statuts | Principes de droit | Droit civil | ABSTRACT The title of Georges Ripert’s course implies the admission of the idea to be assessed in international reports about certain rules of civil law. He proposes to find out what the applicable rules are and whether the rules are applicable, but has undertaken this finding in the conviction where it was possibility, t…

Unifying and Harmonizing Substantive Law and the Role of Conflict of Laws (Volume 340)

(72,787 words)

Author(s): Boele-Woelki, Katharina
Boele-Woelki, Katharina Keywords: Family law | Private international law | Choice of law | Unification of law | Law of contracts | Model law | Legal principles | Conventions | Directives | International law and domestic law | Mots clefs: ABSTRACT Traditionally, conflict of law rules designate only national substantive law as the applicable law. Many unifying and harmonizing substantive law instruments of both States and non-State organizations, however, are designed specifically for application to cross-border relationships. Achieving …

Le proces de Nuremberg devant les principes modernes du droit pénal international (Volume 70)

(34,310 words)

Author(s): Donnedieu de Vabres, H.
Donnedieu de Vabres, H. Keywords: International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg | Legal principles | Aggression | War crimes | Crimes against humanity | Conspiracy | Criminal liability | International criminal law | Mots clefs: Nuremberg | Criminels de guerre | Crimes de guerre | Droit pénal international | Principes de droit | ABSTRACT Without reproducing the exact order of the indictment drawn up by the four public prosecutors or the exact order of the judgment, H. Donnedieu de Vabres takes up various charges made at the Nuremberg trial. He focus…
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