International Law and the Quest for its Implementation. Le droit international et la quête de sa mise en oeuvre

Liber Amicorum Vera Gowlland-Debbas

This Liber Amicorum appears on the occasion of Professor Vera Gowlland-Debbas' retirement from the Graduate Institute. It includes contributions by her colleagues and friends from distinguished universities and international institutions. It covers different fields in which she has excelled. This collective work is divided into three main sections. The first section examines matters concerning the law of the United Nations. The second section is devoted to human rights and international humanitarian law. The third section addresses issues related to law-making, compliance with international law and the peaceful settlement of disputes. The result is a collection of stimulating analysis of most of the topical problems of international law. The contributions are in both English and French.
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Biographical Note

Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, Ph.D. (1991), Graduate Institute, is Professor of International Law at the University of Geneva. She has published extensively on contemporary international law issues, including economic international law, environmental law and dispute settlement issues.

Marcelo G. Kohen, Ph.D. (1995), Graduate Institute, Geneva, is Professor of International Law at the Graduate Institute, Geneva, and associated member of the Institut de droit international. He has published extensively on territorial disputes, including Possession contestée et souveraineté territoriale (PUF, Paris, 1997).

Table of contents

Foreword, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes and Marcelo G. Kohen
Préface, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes et Marcelo G. Kohen
Biographic Summary (Notice Biographique), Vera Gowlland-Debbas
Publications, Vera Gowlland-Debbas

PART I PORTRAIT

1. Vera and the (Re)Turn to Aesthetics, Daniel Warner

PART II
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND THE LAW OF THE UNITED NATIONS
DROIT INTERNATIONAL ET DROIT DES NATIONS UNIES

2. The Security Council Legibus Solutus? On the Legislative Forays of the Council, Georges Abi-Saab
3. The Subject of Subjects and the Attribution of Attribution, Andrew Clapham
4. La désuétude de l’article 26 de la Charte des Nations Unies, expression de l’échec du système onusien, Monique Chemillier-Gendreau
5. Le Conseil de sécurité, les sanctions ciblées et le respect des droits de l’homme, Luigi Condorelli
6. There is no need to change the composition of the Security Council. It is time for stressing accountability, Marcelo G. Kohen
7. L’(ir)responsabilité des forces multinationales?, Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos
8. Targeted Sanctions and Obligations of States on Listing and De-listing Procedures, Djacoba Liva Tehindrazanarivelo

PART III
INTERNATIONAL LAW, HUMAN RIGHTS AND HUMANITARIAN LAW
DROIT INTERNATIONAL, DROITS DE L’HOMME ET DROIT HUMANITAIRE

9. Fear’s Legal Dimension Counterterrorism and Human Rights, Andrea Bianchi
10. The Human Rights Council and the Challenges of the United Nations System on Human Rights: Towards a Cultural Revolution?, Vincent Chetail
11. International Humanitarian Law, Human Rights and the UK Courts, Christine Chinkin
12. Autour de l’affaire Stoll, Lucius Caflisch
13. Droits individuels et droits de l’homme: Chevauchements et différences, Christian Dominicé
14. The Extra-Territorial Reach of Human Rights Obligations: A Brief Perspective on the Link to Jurisdiction, Guys S. Goodwin-Gill
15. The wall in the occupied Palestinian territory, Vaughan Lowe
16. Compliance with human rights norms extraterritorially:“human rights imperialism”?, Ralph Wilde

PART IV
INTERNATIONAL LAW, COMPLIANCE AND DISPUTE SETTLEMENT
DROIT INTERNATIONAL, MISE EN OEUVRE ET REGLEMENT DES DIFFERENDS

17. Standards et normes techniques dans l’ordre juridique contemporain : quelques réflexions, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes
18. Towards an International Law of Responsibility: Early Doctrine, James Crawford, Thomas Grant & Francesco Messineo
19. Advisory Opinions and the Secretary-General with Special Reference to the 2004 Advisory Opinion on the Wall, John Dugard
20. Unity in the application of international law at the global level and the responsibility of judges at the national level: Reviewing Georges Scelle’s “Role splitting” theory, Pierre-Marie Dupuy
21. The binding nature of the decisions of the International Court of Justice, Abdul G. Koroma
22. Choosing our International Judges, Past and Present, Philippe Sands
23. La paix par le droit. Entre réalité, mythe et utopie, Eric Wyler

List of Contributors
Table of Instruments

Readership

All those interested in International Law in general, particularly the law of the United Nations, as well as in the current problems of international relations under a legal perspective.

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