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Arthur von Mehren

This book is a revised and expanded version of the General Course delivered by the author at the Hague Academy of International Law. It contains three parts that discuss theory and practice of adjudicatory authority in private international law in comparative perspective focusing on the United States, Germany and the European Union. The first part examines the foundations and emergence of jurisdictional theory elaborating on the types of adjudicatory authority and the design of jurisdictional provisions. Part two covers basic themes and pervasive issues reflecting, inter alia, on the actor sequitor forum rei principle, choice of forum agreements, forum non conveniens, antisuit injunctions and the lis pendens doctrine. The last part explores the role of international instruments for achieving convergence and harmonization. It analyzes the design of judgments conventions and in particular the efforts of the Hague Conference on Private International Law to foster worldwide harmonization. The volume was completed with the assistance of Dr. Eckart Gottschalk.

Dr. Gottschalk is an Associate with CMS Hasche Sigle in Hamburg specializing on corporate law. Before he started practicing, he served as a Joseph Story Research Fellow at Harvard Law School, 2005-2006.

Anthony D'amato and Ralph Steinhardt

The Alien Tort Claims Act is virtually unique in U.S. legislation for its clear recognition of international human rights. This unparalleled collection of essays, the only extensive work on the Act, draws together the best analyses and interpretations written to date, under the editorship of two of America’s most untraditional and imaginative theorists of international law, and makes a formidable case for the Alien Tort Claims Act as a powerful tool for all lawyers, regardless of specialization. The book includes an exhaustive annotated bibliography.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.


Symeon Symeonides

This book is an updated and expanded version of the General Course delivered by the author at the Hague Academy of International Law in 2002. The book chronicles and evaluates the intellectual movement known as “the revolution” in American private international law. This movement began in the 1960s, caught fire in the ‘70s, spread in the ‘80s and declared victory in the ‘90s, leading to the abandonment of the centuries-old choice-of-law system, at least for torts and contracts. This book:
• explores the revolution’s philosophical and methodological underpinnings;
• provides the most comprehensive and systematic analysis of court decisions following the revolution;
• identifies the revolution’s successes and failures; and
• proposes ways and means (including a new breed of “smart” choice-of-law rules) to turn the revolution’s victory into success.

Francisco Martin

This book guides civil rights lawyers-and informs judges, legislators, and academics-in the effective use of international law in U.S. federal and state cases.
The author highlights many concrete areas in which international law can enhance human rights protection both in the U.S. and abroad, such as:

Death penalty
Lethal force by police and military authorities
Extraterritorial privacy protection
Gay and lesbian rights
Government liability for foreseeable harm
Compensation for unintentional false imprisonment.
This eminently practical approach-based on model briefs developed for and used by leading U.S. civil rights lawyers and organizations-presents an extremely rare treatment of international human rights law.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Edited by Académie de Droit International de la Ha

The Academy publishes the papers from the Workshops which it organizes, each looking at future-oriented topics in international law. The Series also includes a collection of fundamental books, The Law Books of the Academy. More recently, if the Centre for Studies and Research attains an exceptionally high standard, a single volume containing the reports of the Directors and the best contributions from the participants is published as a volume in this Series.

L’Académie publie également les documents issus des colloques qu’elle organise sur des sujets touchant à l’avenir du droit international. Par commodité, ces ouvrages ont été associés à la collection Les Livres de droit de l’Académie. En effet, suite à une décision récente, les travaux du Centre d’étude et de recherche témoignant d’un niveau exceptionnel sont consignés dans un volume unique, lequel contient à la fois les rapports des directeurs d’études et les meilleures contributions des participants.

Titles previously published in this series (from 1995 onwards) can now be found here: Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations Series .

Titles in this series are available online as part of The Hague Academy Collected Courses Online / Recueil des cours de l'Académie de la Haye en ligne.
The Academy publishes the papers from the Workshops which it organizes, each looking at future oriented topics in international law.

Edited by The Hague Conference on Private Internat

Les dernières décennies ont vu un accroissement spectaculaire de la valeur, du nombre et de la vitesse des opérations sur titres transfrontalières, facilitées par les avancées technologiques. L'incertitude juridique quant à la loi régissant l'opposabilité, la priorité et les autres effets des transferts imposent d'importants coûts frictionnels même pour les opérations de routine, et constitue une contrainte importante affectant les réductions souhaitables des risques de crédit et de liquidité. Afin de pallier les incertitudes actuelles, la Dix-neuvième session diplomatique de la Conférence de La Haye de droit international privé a adopté à l'unanimité la Convention sur la loi applicable à certains droits sur des titres détenus auprès d'un intermédiaire (la Convention de La Haye sur les titres). Le présent volume apporte les explications les plus autorisées et complètes de la Convention. Il est divisé en deux parties : une introduction générale, qui propose un survol utile de la Convention et décrit de manière succincte ses éléments essentiels, et un commentaire complet de chaque article de la Convention. De nombreux exemples pratiques illustrent efficacement la nature et la teneur des commentaires.

Equitable Law of Contracts

Standards and Principles

Larry DiMatteo

This remarkable study places the modern development of equitable contract principles on a firm theoretical foundation. The text shows that the idea of the just and equitable contract has never been entirely absent from contract law, and that its persistence in various guises, albeit often in a covert manner, has in fact been the essential element in judicial enforcement of contracts since Roman times.

In support of his thesis Professor DiMatteo plumbs the deepest currents of common law and civil law practice in every age, showing how the principles of justice formulated by Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Kant, Hegel, Weber, and other influential thinkers have become manifest in such underlying equitable contract principles as "just price," unconscionability, and reasonableness.

A classroom adoption price is available.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Roger Leeds

This innovative work is designed to enhance understanding about the practical issues that investors, entrepreneurs and policy makers, as well as students of international development, must contend with in order to improve small business access to investment capital in developing countries. The volume contains a number of case studies that describe and analyze a number of actual small business investments in order to highlight the special risks, challenges, pitfalls, and commitments that are found in most developing country investment environments. The diversity of the cases, covering a range of countries and sectors, highlight the gamut of skills and issues that must be mastered to succeed in financing small businesses in developing nations.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Françoise Gamet-Pol

This useful text covers the practical aspects of franchising in the European Union. It analyzes the primary European Economic Community Treaty competition rules and examines Commission Regulation 4087/88 of November 30, 1988, on the application of Article 85(3) of the Treaty.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.