Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome 431


Common Law, Equity and Statute: The Effect of Juridical Sources on Choice-of-Law Methodology by Tiong Min Yeo.
New Trends in Private International Law of Insurance Contracts by Marco Frigessi Di Rattalma.
The Third Restatement of Conflict of Laws by Kermit Roosevelt III.
Colonialism: A Short History of International Law in Five Acts by Philippe Sands.

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Tiong Min Yeo was born in Singapore on 26 June 1965. He studied law at the National University of Singapore (LLB, 1990) and the University of Oxford (BCL, 1992; DPhil, 2002). He was a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Oxford (1998-2000). He taught at the National University of Singapore from 1990 (where he held various positions, including Sub-Dean and Chief Editor of the Singapore Journal of Legal Studies) until 2007, when he was appointed Yong Pung How Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University, where he also served as Associate Dean (Research) (2009-2011) and Dean (2012-2017) of the law school. He has held the Yong Pung How Chair since 2016. An advocate and solicitor in Singapore since 2002, he was appointed Senior Counsel (honoris causa) in 2012.
Yeo is also a Fellow of the Singapore Academy of Law, where he is, inter alia, a Senate member, the Co-Chair of the Council for Law Reporting, and a member of the Law Reform Committee. He is a Professorial Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education and chairs the Advisory Board of the Asian Business Law Institute. He is a member of the Singapore delegation to the Hague Conference on Private International Law and has argued as amicus curiae on points of private international law in the Singapore Court of Appeal at the court’s request.

Marco Frigessi di Rattalma, born on 13 October 1960 in Milan. Junior Scholarship, Deutsche Schule Mailand; Law Degree, University of Milan (1984); Researcher of International Law, University of Trieste (1990-1998); Visiting Professor, University of Trento (1996-1998). Professor of Law, University of Sassari (1998-2000), University of Brescia (2000-). Head of European Union Law Practice Group at the Scuola di Specializzazione per le Professioni Legali (SSPL), University of Brescia. Member, Board of Directors, Assicurazioni; Member, Scientific Committee, Diritto del mercato assicurativo e finanziario; Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale. Councillor, International Insurance Law Association (Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances, AIDA), Italy National Section; Vice Chair, AIDA, International Climate & Catastrophic Events Working Party. Missions and invitations abroad: Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg; University of Connecticut. Member, Comitato dei Provibiri, Associazione Nazionale delle Imprese di Assicurazioni (ANIA); Member, Società Italiana di Diritto Internazionale e di Diritto dell’Unione europea; Member, Associazione Italiana Studiosi di Diritto dell’Unione europea (AISDUE).

Kermit Roosevelt III was born on 14 July 1971, in Washington, DC, United States.
He is the David Berger Professor for the Administration of Justice at the University of Pennsylvania Carey School of Law. He works in a diverse range of fields, focusing on constitutional law and conflict of laws. He has published scholarly books in both fields. Conflict of Laws (Foundation Press, 2010) offers an accessible analytical overview of the conflict of laws. The Myth of Judicial Activism: Making Sense of Supreme Court Decisions (Yale University Press, 2006) sets out standards by which citizens can determine whether the Supreme Court is abusing its authority to interpret the Constitution. The Nation that Never Was (University of Chicago Press, 2022) offers a novel reinterpretation of American history in attempting to tell a story that is both accurate and inspiring.
He has published articles in the Virginia Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, and the Columbia Law Review, among others. He is also the author of two novels: In the Shadow of the Law (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2005) and Allegiance (Regan Arts, 2015). In 2014, he was selected by the American Law Institute as the Reporter for the Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws. In 2021, he was appointed to the Biden Commission on Supreme Court Reform.
He attended Harvard University (graduating summa cum laude, 1993) and Yale Law School (1997). Before joining the Penn faculty, he clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams on the DC Circuit and Justice David H. Souter on the United States Supreme Court. He also practiced appellate litigation with the Chicago office of Mayer, Brown.

Philippe Sands KC was born in London, England, on 17 October 1960, and has British, French and Mauritian nationalities.
He took his BA in 1982 and his LLM in 1983, both at Cambridge University (Corpus Christi College). In 1983/1984, he was a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Law School. Since 2002, he has been Professor of Law at University College London, University of London and, since 2019, the Samuel and Judith Pisar Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School.
His previous appointments include Co-Director, Project on International Courts and Tribunals (1997-2015); University of Cambridge (1984-1988, Research Fellow, St Catharine’s College); Lecturer in Law, Kings College London (1988-1991); Professor of International Law, University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies (1999-2002) (previously Reader in International Law, 1996-1999; Lecturer in Law, 1992-1996); Founder and Director of Studies, Foundation for International Environmental Law and Development, SOAS (1989-1999).
He has had visiting appointments at many universities, including New York University School of Law (1994-2003); Science-Po, Paris; Université de Paris I; Melbourne University Law School; and Ivan Franko Law School, Lviv.
He is a Member of the Bar of England and Wales (called 1985) and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2003. He was a founder Member of Matrix Chambers in London and is in practice today at 11 Kings Bench Walk. He has acted as counsel or adviser in cases before many international courts and tribunals, including the International Court of Justice, International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, European Court of Human Rights, European Court of Justice, World Trade Organization, International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) and the ICC. He sits as an arbitrator, including at the Permanent Court of Arbitration (appointed by the Secretary-General to the Panel of Arbitrators under Article 8 (3) of the PCA Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Natural Resources and the Environment (2002-2015) ), and is a Member of the Panel of Arbitrators established by the ICSID, designated by Guyana (2005-), and Panel of Arbitrators, International Court of Arbitration for Sport (2011-).
Professor Sands has been appointed to serve on numerous panels, including the Commission on a Bill of Rights, established by the Government of the United Kingdom (2011-12), and has co-chaired the Panel of International Experts on the Crime of Ecocide (2020-2021).
He has served on numerous boards, including Council Member, University College School, London (2008-2019); Tricycle Theatre, London (2008-2015); Hay Festival of Arts and Literature (2018-); English PEN (2013-2018), President (2018- 2022); Defiant Requiem, Washington DC (2022-).
He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Henri Rolin medal (1999), the Elizabeth Haub Prize (2005), the Baillie Gifford Prize (2016), the Jewish Quarterly-Wingate Prize (2017), the British Book Awards Non-Fiction Book of the Year (2017), the Prix du Meilleur Livre Etranger (2017), the Prix Montaigne (2018), the Prix du Livre Européen (2018; for East West Street) and the Annetje Fels-Kupferschmidt Prize (2019).
Professor Sands has been awarded honorary doctorates at the Universities of Lincoln (2015, Law), East Anglia (2017, Law), Leuven (2019, Law), Liège (2021, Law), Lund (2022, Theology) and Lyon 3 Jean Moulin (2022, Law).
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