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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…

Contributing to Progressive Development of Private International Law: The International Process and the United States Approach (Volume 249)

(48,883 words)

Author(s): H. Pfund, Peter
H. Pfund, Peter Keywords: United States of America | Private international law | Development of international law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d'Amérique | Droit international privé | Développement du droit international | ABSTRACT In this course devoted to the American approach of the international process of progressive development of private international law, Peter Pfund, Assistant Legal Adviser at the US Department of State, hopes to demystify the international process of unification/harmonization of "private" law at the inter…

Contribution de la Cour suprême des États-Unis au développement du droit des gens (Volume 69)

(38,644 words)

Author(s): Hostie, Jean
Hostie, Jean Keywords: United States of America | Supreme court | Public international law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Cour suprême | Droit international public | ABSTRACT Jean Hostie explains that the Supreme Court of the United States holds a unique position in the Law of nations because of two particularities: the Supreme Court has inherited the jurisdiction over disputes between States of the Union and, in the disputes between individuals, its freedom of judgment with respect to other governmental powers is m…

La théorie anglo-saxonne des conflits de lois (Volume 3)

(32,570 words)

Author(s): H. L. Bellot, Hugh
H. L. Bellot, Hugh Keywords: United States of America | Private international law | Great Britain | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit international privé | Grande-Bretagne | ABSTRACT Hugh Bellot presents his course on private international law in England and the United States by presenting the origins and history of international law (Roman legal system, early medieval period, late medieval period). The author then focuses on the legal and political theories in England and the United States, the application of forei…

The American Choice-of-Law Revolution in the Courts: Today and Tomorrow (Volume 298)

(172,988 words)

Author(s): C. Symeonides, Symeon
C. Symeonides, Symeon Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT Symeon Symeonides, Dean of devotes this course to a phenomenon known as a "revolution" in private international law in the United States, which more precisely relates to the law of conflicts of law. Symeonides studies the historic background of this phenomenon, but also looks towards the future to try to discover what the next step in the evolution of American conflicts law …

L’Amérique et la Société des Nations (Volume 28)

(34,995 words)

Author(s): Matos, José
Matos, José Keywords: United States of America | League of Nations | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Société des Nations | ABSTRACT Jose Matos presents in his course a systematic study of the participation of the American continent in international life. After a historical introduction notably devoted to the contribution of Francisco de Vitoria and Francisco Suarez, the author studies the Panaman Congress of 1926. He focuses on Article 21 of the Covenant of the League of Nations and to the doctrine of Monroe. He …

International Business Transactions in United States Courts (Volume 261)

(92,954 words)

Author(s): Hongju Koh, Harold
Hongju Koh, Harold Keywords: United States of America | International commercial law | Extraterritorial jurisdiction | Trials | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit commercial international | Extraterritorialité des lois | ABSTRACT This course of Harold Hongju Koh, Professor at the University of Yale, New Haven, is devoted to jurisprudential developments relating to the commercial transactions in United States Courts. After a general introduction, Professor Koh develops the subject of American law of foreign sovereignty: …

Development of Rules of Private International Law in the Field of Family Law (Volume 166)

(45,108 words)

Author(s): M. North, Peter
M. North, Peter Keywords: United States of America | Family law | Conflict of laws | Private international law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit interrégional | Droit de la famille | ABSTRACT In this course devoted to Development of Rules of Private International Law in the Field of Family Law, Peter North assigns several missions. He intends to show what developments have taken place in this field, why they have intervened in the field, what their effects have been, and what their future will be. He concentrates mainl…

Discussion of Major Areas of Choice of Law (Volume 111)

(37,876 words)

Author(s): Reese, W.
Reese, W. Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d'Amérique | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT Professor Reese's course mainly focuses on the Restatement of Conflict of Laws Second. The restatements are documents containing several hundred Common law rules updated and commented by the American Law Institute. The author begins with a presentation of the restatements and the American Law Institute, different approaches to choice of law, and then presents the approach that Restatement second has policies of choice of law, contracts, and torts. Le c…

Recent Developments in Private International Law in the United States (Volume 75)

(22,678 words)

Author(s): P. de Vries, Henry
P. de Vries, Henry Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Private international law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT Henry de Vries devotes his course to Recent Developments in Private International Law in the United States. After an introduction to the doctrines of conflict of laws, the author first discusses the issue of jurisdiction. The author then focuses on the issue of foreign judgments and on the issue of determining the choice of law. Henry de Vries consacre son cours aux développements récents intervenus dans le d…

L’évolution de la diplomatie aux États-Unis (Volume 69)

(27,241 words)

Author(s): R. P. Edmund A. Walsh, le
R. P. Edmund A. Walsh, le Keywords: United States of America | Diplomacy | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Diplomatie | ABSTRACT R.P. Walsh writes in 1939 that the current pessimistic mood prevailing in many quarters probably considers any study of diplomacy as better suited to the antiquarian and the amateur of historical curiosities compared to the student of vital international relations as conducted in August 1939. However, the author continues that the diplomatic attitude of the United States, in the uncerta…

Constitutional Limits on Choice of Law (Volume 234)

(36,244 words)

Author(s): E. Herzog, Peter
E. Herzog, Peter Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Constitutional law | Common law | Civil law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d'Amérique | Droit interrégional | Droit constitutionnel | Pays de Common law | Droit civil | ABSTRACT The manner in which constitutional rules impact upon conflict of laws principles in different countries will vary with the content of both constitutional and choice of law rules. In this course, the author examines the impact of constitutional limitations on choice of law rules in several countri…

La conception du droit international privé d’après la doctrine et la pratique aux États-Unis (Volume 21)

(30,359 words)

Author(s): K. Kuhn, Arthur
K. Kuhn, Arthur Keywords: United States of America | Private international law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit international privé | ABSTRACT Arthur Kuhn’s course is devoted to the doctrine and practice of private international law of the United States. After a presentation of the doctrine of "Comity", the author studies the conception of public policy in the United States. He then focuses on the conception of the criminal law and the procedure for appeals, the ability of the people, the contract and the s…

Contemporary Conflicts Law in American Perspective (Volume 131)

(89,098 words)

Author(s): F. Cavers, David
F. Cavers, David Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT David Cavers devotes his general course on private international law on the situation in the United States (in 1970). He begins the course by presenting a legal system of the United States and its private international law. He then presents some persistent conceptual problems, and new approaches emerging in international law to the choice of tort law. He examines three clusters o…

Flexibility versus Predictability and Uniformity in Choice of Law Reflections on Current European and United States Conflicts Law (Volume 226)

(55,181 words)

Author(s): Hay, Peter
Hay, Peter Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Europe | Private international law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d'Amérique | Droit interrégional | Droit international privé | Europe | ABSTRACT Peter Hay, Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, emphasizes in the introduction to his course that a contradiction between the need for flexibility (to avoid an unfair decision) and the need for legal certainty cannot be resolved. It is the natural consequence of the difference between the development…

Les origines historiques de la doctrine de l’isolement aux États-Unis (Volume 59)

(28,270 words)

Author(s): Chinard, Gilbert
Chinard, Gilbert Keywords: United States of America | International politics | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Politique internationale | ABSTRACT Gilbert Chinard, in this text, studies the Historical Origins of the Doctrine of Isolation in the United States, a doctrine which finds its source in the farewell speech of Washington on 17th September 1796. The author thus focuses successively on the colonial period, the 1776 Revolution, and the Treaty of 1778, the obstacles posed by distance and time, which make no…

The Régime of Boundary Waters — the Canadian-United States Experience (Volume 146)

(40,494 words)

Author(s): Cohen, Maxwell
Cohen, Maxwell Keywords: Canada | United States of America | Great Lakes | Boundary wateInternational watercourses | Water | Shared natural resources | International regime | Mots clefs: Canada | Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Cours d eau frontières | Lacs (Grands) | ABSTRACT Maxwell Cohen, Professor at Mc Gill University, notes that the importance of study of international rivers in public international law comes from the geophysical reality that rivers impose on peoples, and artificial political divisions that cut off rivers or create divisi…

General Course on Private International Law (1983) (Volume 193)

(103,306 words)

Author(s): K. Juenger, Friedrich
K. Juenger, Friedrich Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Private international law | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT Noting the lack of consensus on the purposes and methods of conflict of laws, Fridrich Juenger, Professor at the University of California at Davis, suggests to focus in his course on events for which public international law must find a solution in order to avoid the constant danger that threatens the subject, that of becoming a mere academic game. Th…

La condition juridique de lʹétranger spécialement aux États-Unis (Volume 27)

(34,332 words)

Author(s): H. Healy, Thomas
H. Healy, Thomas Keywords: United States of America | Aliens | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d’Amérique | Etrangers | ABSTRACT Thomas Healy begins his course on the legal status of foreigners in the United States by answering the question: who is considered as a foreigner in the United States? He then examines the right of entry and residence in the United States, the property rights of foreigners, and restrictions on foreigners' access to certain professions. Finally, he addresses a variety of issues, such as the right to vote, jury participation, patent privilege, copyright, etc. Thomas Heal…

The Role of Substantive and Choice of Law Policies in the Formation and Application of Choice of Law Rules (Volume 252)

(38,302 words)

Author(s): Brilmayer, Lea
Brilmayer, Lea Keywords: United States of America | Conflict of laws | Mots clefs: Etats-Unis d'Amérique | Droit interrégional | ABSTRACT Lea Brilmayer, Professor at New York University, devotes this course to the American choice of law theory, and more particularly to the role of substantive policies with regard to the formation and application of choice of law rules. Professor Brilmayer is particularly interested in the system of legal realism. The general introduction to her course is dedicated to the problem of …
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