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La Vente internationale de Marchandises et le Conflit de Lois, Michel Pelichet

The principal subject of the course of Michel Pelichet, Deputy Secretary-General of the Hague Conference on private international law, is the study of the The Hague Convention of 1986, which is a revision of the one of 1955. Michel Pelichet devotes the first part of his course to examine the reasons which led the Hague Conference to create a revised version of the 1955 Convention. These reasons are conceptual and historical in nature and are indicative of the spirit which reigned at the end of the 1960s, particularly regarding the place occupied by private international law in the unification process of substantive law.
The second part of the course provides an analysis of the 1986 Convention and its relation to the Convention of Vienna of 1980.



« Good offices » in international relations in the light of Swiss Practice and Experience, Raymond R. Probst

Raymond Probst, former Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in Bern, develops his course on good offices in international relations in the light of Swiss practice and experiences in nine chapters. The first chapter is devoted to the notion of "Good Offices". In the second chapter, the author studies the relation between neutrality and good offices. In the next chapter, he reviews in detail the Swiss experience in the field. In the next chapters, the author examines the Swiss arbitral activity on the basis of peace treaties, good offices of a political nature, the notion of protecting power, the mandate of protecting power and the new forms of general good offices.


United Nations Peace-keeping Operations: Their Importance and Their Limitations in a Polarized World

(Speech)

Fou-Tchin Liu

In this speech, Fou-Tchin Liu, former UN Assistant Secretary-General for Special Political Affairs draws attention to the importance and the limitations of the United Nations peace-keeping operations in a polarized world. By way of encouragement and conclusion he reminds us that the Treaty of Paris of 1783, which opened the way to reconciliation between Great Britain and the United States, was achieved only after extremely difficult negotiations.
Why Do We Need a Law of Treaties? Inaugural Lecture by Sir Franklin Berman;
Protection internationale des droits de l’homme et activités des sociétés transnationales par Fabrizio Marrella.
Les règles et les institutions du droit international humanitaire à l’épreuve des conflits armés récents 2007
This volume is the product of the Centre for Studies and Research of the Hague Academy of International Law for 2007. A total of 23 young academics and practitioners from 16 countries participated in the Centre’s summer session, and all contributed to a very valuable scholarly exploration and exchange of views on a vital topic. The volume consists of the introductory reports of the two Directors of Studies (Professor D. Momtaz of the University of Teheran and Professor M.J. Matheson of George Washington Law School), together with contributions by 13 of the Centre participants that were deemed to be particularly worthy of publication, an extensive bibliography and a general index.
The topic for 2007 was “Rules and Institutions of International Humanitarian Law Put to the Test of Recent Armed Conflicts”. It reflects the fact that international humanitarian law has gone through a period of considerable expansion and development in the past two decades, including the conclusion of several new international humanitarian law conventions and codes of offences, the creation of a number of criminal tribunals
to prosecute international humanitarian law violations, and the effort by the ICRC to produce a comprehensive elaboration of customary law in the field. But the topic also reflects the fact that this body of law has been seriously tested by the armed conflicts of recent years, which have often been vast in scope, long in duration and severe in their human consequences. These conflicts have challenged both the norms themselves
and the new institutions that have been created to enforce them.

Cet ouvrage est le fruit des travaux du Centre d’étude et de recherche de l’Académie de droit international de La Haye de 2007. Un total de vingt-trois jeunes enseignants et praticiens provenant de seize pays différents ont participé à la session d’été du Centre, et tous ont contribué à une exploration scientifique et à un échange de vues d’un grand intérêt sur un sujet essentiel. Ce volume comporte les rapports introductifs des deux
directeurs d’études, ainsi que les contributions de treize participants au Centre qui ont été jugées particulièrement intéressantes pour être publiées, une bibliographie très étendue et un index général. Le sujet choisi pour 2007 a été « Les règles et les institutions du droit international humanitaire à l’épreuve des conflits armés récents ». Ce choix reflète le fait que le droit international humanitaire a connu une période d’expansion et de développements importants au cours des deux dernières décennies, y compris la conclusion de plusieurs nouvelles conventions et codes pénaux en cette matière, la création d’un certain nombre de juridictions pénales pour la répression des violations du droit international humanitaire, et les efforts du CICR en vue de circonscrire le droit coutumier dans ce domaine. Mais le choix de ce sujet reflète également le fait que ce corpus de droit a été sérieusement mis à l’épreuve par les récents conflits armés, lesquels ont souvent été vastes dans leur étendue, longs dans leur durée, et sévères dans leurs conséquences humaines. Ces conflits ont mis au défi à la fois les normes ellesmêmes et les nouvelles institutions créées pour les sanctionner.

Originally published as Colloques / Workshops – Law Books of the Academy, Volume 30.