Recueil des cours, Collected Courses, Tome/Volume 230 (1991)


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 list contains:- International Law and the Avoidance, Containment and Resolution of Disputes, General Course on Public International Law by R. HIGGINS, Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science. - L'harmonisation du droit international privé de la faillite, par P. VOLKEN, professeur à l'Université de Fribourg.

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Table des matières - P. Volken
Introduction. I. La notion de la faillite. II. La compétence judiciaire en matière de faillite. III. La loi applicable à la faillite. IV. Le projet de Convention communautaire relative à la faillite, aux concordats et aux procédures analogues. V. La Convention d'Istanbul. Conclusions.
Table of contents: R. Higgins
Introduction. Part I: Introductory. I. The nature and function of international law. II. Sources of international law: provenance and problems. III. Participants in the international legal system. Part II: Avoiding conflict. IV. Allocating competence: jurisdiction. V. Exceptions to a jurisdictional competence: immunities from suit and enforcement. VI. Responding to individual needs: human rights. VII. Self-determination. VIII. Natural resources and international norms. Part III: Containing conflict. IX. Accountability and liability: the law of State responsibility. X. The United Nations. Part IV: Resolving disputes. XI. Dispute settlement and the International Court of Justice. XII. The role of national courts in the international legal process. XIII. Oiling the wheels of international law: equity and proportionality. Part V: Limiting failure. XIV. The individual use of force in international law. XV. The use of force by the United Nations. Conclusion.
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