Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 244 (1993)


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All courses at the Academy are, in principle, published in the language in which they were delivered in the Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law.
• The International Court of Justice Viewed from the Bench (1976--1993) by S. ODA, Judge and former Vice-President of the International Court of Justice.
• International Cooperation and Protection of Children with Regard to Intercountry Adoption by J.H.A. VAN LOON, First Secretary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

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-- S. Oda
I. The contentious jurisdiction of the Court.
II. Incidental proceedings in contentious cases.
III. The advisory function of the Court.
IV. The International Court of Justice as an institution and its decision-making process.
V. The International Court of Justice and the settlement of ocean disputes.
Comprehensive list of contentious cases.
Comprehensive list of advisory opinions.

Contents -- J.H.A. van Loon
I. The social reality of adoption across the world.
II. Intercountry adoption: evolution, practices, abuses and alternatives. III. Internal and intercountry adoption in comparative law.
IV. Precedents contributing to the background of the 1993 Hague Convention.
V. The 1993 Hague Convention: genesis and main characteristics.
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