Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 252 (1995)


The Academy is an institution for the study and teaching of public and private international law and related subjects. Its purpose is to encourage a thorough and impartial examination of the problems arising from international relations in the field of law. The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law.
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.
This volume contains:
• The Role of Substantive and Choice of Law Policies in the Formation and Application of Choice of Law Rules by L. BRILMAYER, Professor at New York University
• The Institution of the Trust in Civil and Common Law by D.W.M. WATERS, Professor at the University of Victoria, Canada.

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Contents - L. Brilmayer
I. A general introduction to the problem of choice of laws rules.
II. The choice of choice of law rules.
III. Substantive policies and their role in choice of law.
IV. Choice of law policies.
V. Legislatures and courts.
Contents - D.W.M. Waters
I. What is a trust?
II. The origins and historical development of the common law trust.
III. The theory of the modern Anglo-American trust.
IV. The application of the modern Anglo-American trust.
V. Statutory and code adoptions of the trust idea.
VI. The future of the trust idea.
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