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Les langues et le droit international privé, par E. Jayme, professeur émérite à l’université de Heidelberg.

Arbitration and Private International Law, General Course on Private International Law (2015), by G. Bermann, professor at Columbia Law School.
Author: Sean D. Murphy
This monograph considers the application of general rules of international law to islands, as well as special rules focused on islands, notably Article 121 of the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. Such rules have been applied in several landmark cases in recent years, including the International Court of Justice’s judgments in Territorial and Maritime Dispute (Nicaragua v. Colombia), and arbitral awards in the Chagos Marine Protected Area Arbitration (Mauritius v. United Kingdom) and the South China Sea Arbitration (Philippines v. China). Among other things, this monograph explores: the legal concepts of “islands”, “rocks” and “low-tide elevations”; methods of securing sovereignty over and the maritime zones generated by islands; islands and historic titles, bays and rights; problems of delimitation in the presence of islands; legal issues arising from changes in islands over time (notably from climate change); and contemporary techniques for resolving disputes over islands.
The Global Horizon of Private International Law, by J. H. A. van Loon, Former Secretary General of The Hague Conference.

L’arbitrage dans l’espace OHADA, par P.-G. Pougoué, professeur émérite à l’université de Yaoundé II.

The Quest for Legal Certainty in International Civil Cases, by T. Kruger, Professor at the University of Antwerp.
The Limits of the Law, by V. LOWE, Emeritus Professor at the University of Oxford.

Party Autonomy in Litigation and Arbitration in View of the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts, by K. BOELE-WOELKI, Professor at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg.

Public Policy: Common Principles in the American States, by C. FRESNEDO DE AGUIRRE, Professor at the University of the Republic and the Catholic University, Uruguay.

Changements anticonstitutionnels de gouvernement et droit international, par R. BEN ACHOUR, professeur emeritus à l’Université de Tunis.
Domestic Application of International Law, by Y. Iwasawa, Professor at the University of Tokyo;
This course examines theoretical and practical problems involved in the application of international law in domestic law comprehensively and critically. Special focus is given to the problem of direct applicability or self-executing character of international law. The text offers a framework which will enhance the understanding of the role of international law in domestic law and facilitate its application in domestic law. It puts forward such propositions as the following among others. Direct applicability is distinguished from domestic legal force, and domestic legal force is regarded as a prerequisite for direct applicability rather than vice versa. This recognition will make possible the adoption of a relative approach. Domestic law determines whether international law is directly applicable. Because the parties to a treaty are not concerned with the question of its direct applicability, intent of the parties should not be regarded as a decisive criterion.

The Internet – Privacy and Rights relating to Personality, by Javier Carrascosa González, Professor at the University of Murcia:
This course shows different perspectives on jurisdiction, applicable law and enforcement of foreign judgments in the field of privacy and rights relating to personality on the Internet. Globality, complexity, diversity, ubiquity, mobility and high speed life make this issue difficult to deal with but absolutely necessary. The role of private international law in these situations has paramount relevance. Litigation has become international. Defamation and violation of personality rights, such as privacy, have become international as well. Nowadays, the determination of the courts hearing the case and the Law applicable to the merits of the litigation is of the essence for lawyers, parties and courts. This text shows the power of case law and academic literature as hidden but real law makers with regard to the matter.
Author: Manlio Frigo
La pratique internationale des différends concernant la circulation des biens culturels est devenue très riche pendant les dernières années, grâce à la prolifération de normes internationales applicables et à la multiplication de juridictions compétentes à saisir les litiges. La recherche des liens entre biens culturels et collectivité humaine et territoriale et de l’intérêt protégé à la lumière de l’expérience directe en matière de différends et de négociations, conduisent l’auteur à examiner les critères de rattachement utilisés, aussi bien que la question de la loi matérielle applicable par rapport à l’issue des différends. Les problèmes sont abordés soit par rapport à la spécificité des biens culturels vis-à-vis des règles ordinaires en matière de circulation des meubles, soit en fonction de la recherche du rattachement à l’ordre juridique d’origine des biens concernés.
Cet ouvrage évalue les inconvénients découlant de l’application des règles générales édictées par les principaux systèmes de droit international privé en matière de circulation de biens et de constitution de droits réels. L’analyse est conduite aussi à l’égard de la validité des solutions proposées, sur le plan du droit international privé et du droit uniforme, notamment en cas de revendication, de retour ou de restitution de biens culturels, ainsi que de la vérification de l’efficacité des réponses données par la jurisprudence et la doctrine concernant les règles nationales et internationales applicables.
Despite global undertakings to safeguard the full enjoyment of human rights, culture, traditional practices and religion are widely used to discriminate against women. In this volume 17 scholars approach women’s human rights globally, regionally and nationally, combining the perspectives of public and private international law in a hitherto unique manner. Comprehensive legal, culture-based and theoretical overviews are combined with analyses of topical issues, such as unbalanced sex-ratios, intercountry adoption, women as refugees or as “surrogate mothers”, violence against women and cross-border enforcement of protection orders.

Si les droits de l’Homme font l’objet d’un grand nombre d’instruments conventionnels universels et régionaux, leur effectivité et leur efficacité ne
sont pas encore acquises comme l’illustre ce volume consacré à la question de la discrimination. A travers des chapitres qui mêlent des approches de droit privé et de droit public, des considérations juridiques, politiques, religieuses, économiques et sociales et qui offrent une analyse globale de certaines thématiques liées à la discrimination fondée sur le genre, l’ambition de cet ouvrage est de souligner les visages divers qu’elle revêt ainsi que les solutions juridiques plus ou moins efficaces qui ont été mises en place par les Etats, les organisations internationales et la société civile pour y remédier.

Originally published as Colloques / Workshops – Law Books of the Academy, Volume 37.