Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 273 (1998)


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 Acadamy of International Law.
This volume contains: - Vérification en matière de désarmament, par S. SUR, professeur à l'Université de Panthéon-Assas (Paris II); - The Role of the Organization of American States in the Promotion and Protection of Democratic Governance by H. CAMINOS, Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg; - The Private International Law of Copyright in an Era of Technological Change by J.C. GINSBURG, Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York.

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Co-publication with: The Hague Academy of International Law.
Introduction. I. Désarmement et vérification. II. La notion de vérification. III. Compétences internationales. IV. Fonctions de la vérification. V. Dynamique de la vérification. VI. Principes de la vérification. Introduction. I. Representative democracy in the Organization of American States: the Legal Framework. II. Collective action for the protection of democracy: the recent practice of the Organization of American States. III. Democracy and human rights in the inter-American system. IV. Non-intervention and defence-of-democracy: an irreconcilable conflict? V. The United Nations and the Organization of American States: the need for an effective co-ordination and co-operation in the defence of democracy. Closing remarks. Bibliography. Prelude. Setting the stage - three problems spawned by technological change. I. The development of international copyright norms: evolution of the Berne Convention and the impact of new technologies on its standards. II. Choice of forum and recognition of judgments. III. Choice of law: Infringement. IV. Choice of law: ownership of copyright. V. A lex mercatoria for copyright in cyberspace? Bibliography.