Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law


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La volonté de l’État en droit international (Volume 310)

(159,395 words)

Author(s): Kamto, Maurice
Kamto, Maurice Keywords: States | Will | Public international law | Mots clefs: Etats | Volonté | Droit international public | ABSTRACT In his general course on public international law, Maurice Kamto, Professor at the University of Yaoundé II, presents a detailed study of the will of the State in public international law. After a thorough review of the concepts of State and will in international legal thinking, Professor Kamto observes that, contrary to the claim of the followers of the radical and exclusivist volun…

States, Peoples and Minorities (Volume 231)

(96,296 words)

Author(s): Vukas, Budislav
Vukas, Budislav Keywords: States | Minorities | International legal personality | Mots clefs: Droit de libre disposition | Minorités | ABSTRACT Budislav Vukas, Professor at the Institute of Law and International Relations in Zagreb, devotes his course to the theme “States, Peoples, and Minorities". In this course, the author intends to examine the notions of the State, the people, and the minority, and some related themes addressed in the context of international law. He also focuses on international rules relating …

Les espaces maritimes et le pouvoir des États (Volume 122)

(23,064 words)

Author(s): Scerni, Mario
Scerni, Mario Keywords: States | Sea | Competence | Mots clefs: Etats | Espace maritime | Compétence | ABSTRACT Mario Scerni thus defines the subject of his course: the Maritime Areas and the Power of the States. It consists of the critical examination of rules in 1968, which govern the different areas of the sea. The waters of the sea, which draw so much maritime areas, are the internal waters, the territorial sea, the contiguous area, the adjacent sea, and finally the high sea. The author proceeds to the study of these different areas. Mario Scerni définit ainsi l'objet de son cours : …

La convention pour lʼassistance financière aux États victimes dʼagression (Volume 34)

(30,657 words)

Author(s): John Fischer Williams, Sir
John Fischer Williams, Sir Keywords: States | Aggression | Financial and technical aid | Mots clefs: Etats | Agression | Aide financière | ABSTRACT The author proposes here the study of a current episode in the legal history. The Convention on Financial Assistance was only a project under preparation, which was to be submitted in September 1930 to the Assembly of the League of Nations. The author begins his course with an examination of the origins and importance of the draft Convention on financial assistance. He then…

La répression des crimes contre la personnalité de l’état (Volume 33)

(62,257 words)

Author(s): V. Pella, Vespasian
V. Pella, Vespasian Keywords: States | National security | Criminal offences | International criminal law | Mots clefs: Etats | Sécurité | Délits | Droit pénal international | ABSTRACT In this study, Vespasian V. Pella examines the extent of criminal protection afforded to the fundamental interests of the State. After an overview of the crimes against the personality of the State, the author studies the criminal protection of the interests of the State in positive law: the crimes against the international personality of the…

La notion d’État intéressé en droit international (Volume 255)

(46,647 words)

Author(s): Quéneudec, Jean-Pierre
Quéneudec, Jean-Pierre Keywords: States | Interested party | International law | Mots clefs: Etats | Intéressé | Droit international | ABSTRACT Jean-Pierre Queneudec, Professor at the University of Paris I, notes in the introduction of his course that the concept of a concerned State, which according to the author needs to be demonstrated empirically, is a concept that allows "to revisit" many aspects of contemporary international law. Whether it concerns international organisations law, interstate relations law, tr…

The Private-Public Divide in International Dispute Resolution (Volume 388)

(88,455 words)

Author(s): Hess, Burkhard
Hess, Burkhard Keywords: International dispute settlement | International arbitration | International commercial arbitration | States | Individuals | Private enforcement ABSTRACT Almost every legal system knows the distinction between private and public law. This distinction is primarily found in continental law systems, but it is not unknown in the common law world. In this course, Burkhard Hess focuses on the dispute between the public and the private sectors. The author explains that both the areas of public and …

La conception de l’État et de l’ordre légal dans l’Islam (Volume 75)

(31,321 words)

Author(s): Milliot, Louis
Milliot, Louis Keywords: States | Islamic law | Islam | Public law | Mots clefs: Etats | Droit islamique | Islam | Droit public | ABSTRACT In the seventh century, Louis Milliot writes in the introduction to his course, the Orient, a fertile land of beliefs, gave birth to one more religion: Islam. But Islam is not only a religion. It is a culture, in the modern sense of expression, that is, a civilization. We have, in particular, the author continues, legal institutions marked by a great originality. Louis Milliot identifies two issues of great importance: the State and the legal order. Au VIIe s…

La communauté internationale (Volume 3)

(38,390 words)

Author(s): S. Reeves, Jesse
S. Reeves, Jesse Keywords: States | Relations | Public international law | Mots clefs: Etats | Relations | Droit international public | ABSTRACT Jesse Reeves proposes in this course to examine the nature of the International Community. In an effort to bear in mind the very facts of international life, the author sought the fundamental data or major principles that enabled him to establish a valid hypothesis, at least in the field of international law. After observations on the method employed, the author examines Grot…

Les caracteres sociologiques de la communauté humaine (Volume 67)

(35,124 words)

Author(s): Théodore Ruyssen, M.
Théodore Ruyssen, M. Keywords: Sociology | International law | States | International economic relations | Mots clefs: Sociologie | Droit international | Etats | Relations internationales économiques | ABSTRACT Theodore Ruyssen, in this course, intends to seek to what extent and under which formation of the human community constitutes a league in the strictest sense of the term. After a presentation of the sociological issue and the novelty of the idea of human community, the author focuses on the economic community, spiritual community, and finally the political community. Théodor…

Quelle place pour l’État dans le droit international d’aujourd’hui? (Volume 347)

(20,479 words)

Author(s): Salmon, Jean
Salmon, Jean Keywords: States | Sovereignty | Competence | Globalization | Legal personality | Public international law | European Union | Mots clefs: Etats | Souveraineté | Compétence | Mondialisation | Personnalité juridique | Droit international public | Union européenne | ABSTRACT Jean Salmon, Professor Emeritus at the Université libre de Bruxelles, was convinced, while attending Paul Reuter’s doctoral course on international organizations in Paris in 1955, that the sovereign State was destined to disappear and would otherwise be re…

L’idée moderne de l’État (Volume 13)

(25,313 words)

Author(s): Krabbe, H.
Krabbe, H. Keywords: States | Executive power | Political science | Mots clefs: Etats | Pouvoir exécutif | Sciences politiques | ABSTRACT Hugo Krabbe indicates in the introduction to his course that the subject of the Modern Idea of the State brings us into contact with the problem that constitutes the essence of political science, namely the foundation of the State. Power has three successive foundations: it was first founded on the nature of a community. The foundation of political power was then sought in a person…

Revolution and Restitution: Foreign States in National Courts (Volume 326)

(21,534 words)

Author(s): Collins, Lawrence
Collins, Lawrence Keywords: States | Government | Claims | Restitution | Cases | Trials | Mots clefs: Etats | Gouvernement | Réclamations | Restitution | Affaires | Litige | ABSTRACT This course of Lawrence Collins, Lord Justice of Appeal, concerns the political or public law claims made by States in foreign courts and begins with mentioning two claims about 150 years apart, involving two colourful characters, Louis Kossuth of Hungary and President Obiang of Equatorial Guinea. After presenting an historic overview of the fac…

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…