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Author: James Crawford
Chance, Order, Change: The Course of International Law, General Course on Public International Law by J. Crawford

The course of international law over time needs to be understood if international law is to be understood. This work aims to provide such an understanding. It is directed not at topics or subject headings — sources, treaties, states, human rights and so on — but at some of the key unresolved problems of the discipline.
Unresolved, they call into question its status as a discipline. Is international law “law” properly so-called? In what respects is it systematic? Does it — can it — respect the rule of law? These problems can be resolved, or at least reduced, by an imaginative reading of our shared practices and our increasingly shared history, with an emphasis on process. In this sense the practice of the institutions of international law is to be understood as the law itself. They are in a dialectical relationship with the law, shaping it and being shaped by it. This is explained by reference to actual cases and examples, providing a course of international law in some standard sense as well.
Author: Ronald A. Brand
Private international law is normally discussed in terms of rules applied in litigation involving parties from more than one State. Those same
rules are fundamentally important, however, to those who plan crossborder commercial transactions with a desire to avoid having a dispute
arise — or at least to place a party in the best position possible if a dispute does arise. This makes rules regarding jurisdiction, applicable law,
and the recognition and enforcement of judgments vitally important to contract negotiations. It also makes the consideration of transactional
interests important when developing new rules of private international law. These lectures examine rules of jurisdiction and rules of recognition
and enforcement of judgments in the United States and the European Union, considering their similarities, their differences, and how they affect the transaction planning process.
“Trusts” in Private International Law by David Hayton.
The course first deals with « What is a ‘trust’ in the global arena ? » because the concept has developed from English trusts that create proprietary rights binding third parties to complex offshore trusts with additional flexible features and to trusts in civil law and mixed jurisdictions that confer on beneficiaries a specially preferred obligation in respect of particular property. Once this range affecting the family and the commercial sphere is understood, it is possible properly to go on to deal with « Trusts Jurisdiction and Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments under Brussels 1 and the Recast Regulation » and then with « Trusts within the Hague Trusts Convention, the Applicable Law and Recognition of Trusts»

Res Judicata and Lis Pendens in International Arbitration by Kaj Hobér
The increase in the number of international courts and tribunals combined with the significant growth of international arbitrations has led to a corresponding increase in overlapping and competing jurisdictions, and in the risks thereof. One method of resolving such jurisdictional conflicts is to apply the principles of res judicata and lis pendens. These lectures discuss and analyze these two principles in so far as international arbitrations are concerned, including international commercial arbitration, interstate arbitration and investment treaty arbitration.
In: L'article 103 de la Charte des Nations Unies
In: L'article 103 de la Charte des Nations Unies
In: L'article 103 de la Charte des Nations Unies
In: L'article 103 de la Charte des Nations Unies
In: L'article 103 de la Charte des Nations Unies
Author: Toshiyuki Kono
Private international law (PIL) problems have existed for centuries when people from various territories and religious and social groups engaged in mutual contacts. Some of the core issues of this discipline have been critically reviewed during the so-called conflicts revolution which took place during the twentieth century in the American academic literature and court practice. However it seems that not much discussion on methodologies of PIL has developed since then. This book, inspired by the Law and Economics approach, introduces the concept of efficiency into PIL, aiming to show new dimensions of traditionally important issues. First, this author challenges the traditional understanding that uniform law is always more desirable than PIL, and raises questions on the rationale and possibility of the unification of PIL. Second, territoriality has been understood to exclude PIL. This book clarifies why such understanding does not hold in the twenty-first century especially in the field of intellectual property, and argues that a one-sizefits-all model would not be appropriate in the context of cross-border insolvency.
In: L'article 103 de la Charte des Nations Unies