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Le renvoi en droit international privé contemporain, par A. Davì, professeur à l’Université de Rome «La Sapienza»
Le cours a pour objet le développement moderne des idées scientifiques sur le renvoi ainsi que les diverses fonctions qu’il exerce dans les systèmes juridiques contemporains et la place qu’il y occupe actuellement. Les différents modèles dans lesquels il est accueilli dans les législations nationales et dans les textes de droit international privé uniforme, tant de source conventionnelle que superétatique, sont analysés en les regroupant sur la base de la distinction fondamentale entre modèles basés sur la simple prise en considération des règles de rattachement contenues dans les systèmes de conflit étrangers et modèles basés sur la reconstruction intégrale du point de vue effectif de ceux-ci. Une place importante est consacrée aux développements du droit international privé de l’Union européenne et à l’examen des rapports du renvoi avec les méthodes et les techniques nouvelles de règlementation des conflits de lois, afin notamment d’évaluer les effets que leur diffusion est susceptible d’entraîner sur la position que le renvoi occupe dans les ordres juridiques contemporains et sur la permanence de son importance en tant que moyen de coordination.
Author: Xue Hanqin
Built on the theme “history, culture and international law”, this special course gives a comprehensive review of China’s contemporary perspective and practice of international law in the past 60 years, with its focus on the recent 30 years when China is gradually integrated into international legal system through its opening up and economic reform process. After an in-depth revisit of China’s position on sovereignty and non-interference from a historical and cultural perspective, the author further explores a few areas of importance where China’s viewpoints often invite general interest: human rights, sustainable development, and multilateralism and regional cooperation.
À quelles conditions l’universalité du droit international est-elle possible? (conférence inaugurale), par M. Chemillier-Gendreau, professeur émérite de l'Université Paris VII (Denis Diderot)

Chinese Contemporary Perspectives on International Law — History, Culture and International Law by Xue Hanqin, Judge at the International Court of Justice

L’Organisation des Etats américains et le droit international, par J.-M. Arrighi, professeur à l’Université d’Uruguay
International trade is conducted mainly under the rules of the World Trade Organization. Its non-discrimination rules are of fundamental importance. In essence, they require WTO members not to discriminate amongst products of other WTO members in trade matters (the most favoured- nation rule) and, subject to permitted market-access limitations, not to discriminate against products of other WTO members in favour of domestic products (the national treatment rule). The interpretation of these rules is quite difficult. Their reach is potentially so broad that it has been felt that they should be limited by a number of exceptions, some of which also present interpretative difficulties. Indeed, one of the principal conundrums faced by WTO dispute settlement is how to strike the appropriate balance between the rules and exceptions. Davey explores the background and justification for the non-discrimination rules and examines how the rules and the exceptions have been interpreted in WTO dispute settlement. He gives considerable attention to whether the exceptions give sufficient discretion to WTO members to pursue their legitimate non-trade policy goals.
Internationalization of the Practice of Law and Important Emerging Issues for Investor-State Arbitration (Opening Lecture) by C. B. Lamm, Partner White & Case (Washington, D.C.)

The Principle of Comity in Private International Law by A. Briggs, Professor of Private International Law at the University of Oxford

Non-discrimination in the World Trade Organization: The Rules and Exceptions by W. J. Davey, Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law Emeritus at the University of Illinois.
Author: Michael Bogdan
Also available as an e-book

In spite of the undoubtedly great and rising importance of the international legislative co-operation regarding private international law, it must be remembered that no successful unification or harmonization of conflict rules has ever taken place on the universal level, and that the conflict rules stemming from international legislative co-operation between a limited number of countries give rise to the same problems as non-harmonized rules, whenever they have to be used in relation to countries not participating in the legislative co-operation in question.
This book will therefore focus on the last-mentioned problems and refrain from dealing with the particular issues arising from international legislative co-operation in the field of private international law. One of the principal aims of Michael Bogdan is to demonstrate the relationship between the national rules of private international law and the rest of the legal system of the forum country, in the first place its substantive private law and its law of civil procedure, as well as to illustrate the impact of the forum country’s general ethical and other values on its private international law.
The Role of Judicial Procedures in the Process of the Pacific Settlement of International Disputes by Mariko Kawano.

The Charter of the United Nations provides for two features of the International Court of Justice; the principal judicial organ of the UN and the institution to be chosen by the parties to an international dispute which enjoy the freedom of choice of the peaceful means to settle their dispute. Thus, while the Court has an independent and authoritative status as a judicial organ in the international community, its jurisdiction is based on the consents expressed by the sovereign States parties to a respective dispute. It should also be noted that the Court is expected to contribute to the process
of the peaceful settlement of international disputes as one of the principal organs of the UN. The present lecture discusses the roles to be played by the Court in the present international community through close and extensive examination of its jurisprudence.
Private International Law as Component of the Law of the Forum. General Course on Private International Law by M. Bogdan, Professor at the University of Lund.

La reconnaissance internationale des situations juridiques personnelles et familiales, par R. Baratta, professeur à l’Université de Macerata.
Plaidoirie pour une nouvelle branche du droit: le «droit des conflits d’ordres juridiques» dans le prolongement du «droit des conflits de règles» (conférence inaugurale), par W. van Gerven, ancien professeur de l’Université de Tilburg.

Successions internationales: conflits de lois et de juridictions, par A. Bonomi, professeur à l’Université de Lausanne.

Idealism and the Study of International Law (Inaugural Lecture) by B. H. Oxman, Professor of Law at the University of Miami School of Law.
Author: Guiguo Wang
The World Trade Organization (“WTO”) resulted from globalization, through which national law provisions are internationalized and international norms are domesticated. The WTO does not permit reservation by its members who are obliged to ensure the compliance of their laws, policies and other measures. Once a member is found to have violated its obligations, it must rectify the non-compliance measures to avoid retaliation. The quasi-automatic approval procedure of the WTO Dispute Settlement Body has proved to be effective in ensuring the compliance by members and consistency of interpretation of the WTO Agreement. As the multilateral trade institution covers a wide range of sectors from trade in goods and services, and intellectual property to investment and the measures of the members include laws and regulations, administrative decisions and judicial rulings, the impacts of the WTO on the members’ legal systems are hugely profound and long lasting. In some cases, for the purpose of joining the WTO, the legal systems of the members concerned have been through significant changes.