The International Legal Order: Current Needs and Possible Responses

Essays in Honour of Djamchid Momtaz

This volume of essays addresses some of the most significant issues of contemporary international law. It particularly focuses on questions relating to international humanitarian law, the law of the sea, human rights, the use of force, international environmental law, and the settlement of international disputes. Recent developments in some other issues of international law such as State immunity and State responsibility are also dealt with. The Work contains a number of articles in French and is offered as a tribute to the prominent Iranian Professor of International Law, Djamchid Momtaz, on the occasion of his 75th birthday.
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Biographical Note

James Crawford is a member of the International Court of Justice. Before his election to the Court in 2015, he held chairs at the Universities of Adelaide, Sydney and Cambridge.

Abdul G. Koroma is a Judge at the World Bank Administrative Tribunal. He served as a member of the International Court of Justice from 1994 until 2012.

Said Mahmoudi is Professor of International Law and former Dean of the Faculty of Law at Stockholm University.

Alain Pellet is Professor Emeritus at Université Paris Nanterre. He has acted as Chairperson of the ILC and counsel before the ICJ, the ITLOS and several international and transnational arbitrations.

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"[The Liber Amicorum] offers a wealth of information to any academic interested in International Law. Both the editors and the contributors can be proud of the results of their endeavours. The jubilee can consider himself really honoured by this dedication."
~ Peter Hilpold, The University of Innsbruck

Table of contents

Preface (Editors); Foreword ( Javad Zarif); Publications of Djamchid Momtaz; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Contributors;
Part I - General Issues
Brèves remarques sur la contribution de l’Académie de droit international de la Haye au développement du droit international Yves Daudet;
Quelques remarques sur la place du droit au sein des organisations internationales Pierre Michel Eisemann;
The Iran Nuclear Deal: Some International-law Aspects Said Mahmoudi;
Scientific Knowledge and the Progressive Development of International Law: with Reference to the ILC Topic on the Protection of the Atmosphere Shinya Murase;
Rethinking Iran and International Law: The Anglo-Iranian Oil Company Case Revisited Sundhya Pahuja and Cait Storr;
Statehood, Proto States and International Law: New Challenges, Looking at the Case of ISIS Anicée Van Engeland;
Part II – Dispute Settlement
La Cour internationale de Justice et le traitement du contentieux dans la durée : Le temps retrouvé Mohamed Bennouna;
The Place of the International Court in International Dispute Settlement James Crawford;
International Lawyers and the International Court of Justice: Between Cult and Contempt Jean d’Aspremont;
Le règlement des différends investisseur/État (RIDE) : brève revue de doctrine avant réforme Marie-Françoise Labouz;
Legal Decisions and Their Implementation in International Law W. Michael Reisman & Mahnoush H. Arsanjani;
Peremptory Norms and the Jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice Jamal Seifi;
Some Comments on the Temple (Interpretation) Judgment and the Impact of Possible Mistakes on the Temple Saga Sienho Yee
Part III – State Responsibility and State Immunity
Alleged Support of Terrorism as a Ground for Denying State Immunity Mohsen Abdollahi;
Types of Injury in Inter-States Claims: Direct Injury to the State Hirad Abtahi;
Réflexions sur l’immunité des États en matière civile Lucius Caflisch;
Responsibility of States in Cases of Human-rights or Humanitarian-law Violations Alain Pellet;
Part IV – Law of the Sea
Exporting Environmental Standards to Protect Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Area Mariano J. Aznar;
Migration and the Law of the Sea: Solutions and Limitations of a Fragmentary Regime Ida Caracciolo;
La dimension internationale de la compétence de l’Union européenne en matière de pêche Rafael Casado Raigón;
Provisional Measures in Maritime Delimitation Cases Pierre-Emmanuel Dupont and Alexia Solomou;
The Contribution of the States of Central America to the Evolution of the New Law of the Sea Víctor L. Gutiérrez Castillo;
Does the Freedom of the Seas Still Exist? Gerhard Hafner;
Les pays sans littoral et droit de la mer Zalmaï Haquani;
Considérations actuelles sur la méthode de délimitation maritime devant la Cour internationale de Justice. De charybde en scylla ? Maurice Kamto;
Compulsory Jurisdiction under the Law of the Sea Convention: Its Achievements and Limits Mariko Kawano;
L'Algérie et la Méditerranée Ahmed Mahiou;
Judicial Application of Environmental Standards under the Law of the Sea Convention Bernard H. Oxman;
The Future of the High Seas Fisheries Legal and Institutional Framework Jean-François Pulvenis de Séligny-Maurel;
Sunken Warships and Cultural Heritage Natalino Ronzitti
Users of the Law of the Sea: Some Recent Developments Emmanuel Roucounas;
The Relationship between Two Conventions Applicable to Underwater Cultural Heritage Tullio Scovazzi;
The Dispute Concerning the Enrica Lexie Incident and the Role of International Tribunals in Provisional Measure Proceedings Instituted Pursuant to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea Roberto Virzo;
Part V – Human Rights
La jurisprudence de la Cour Interaméricaine des Droits de l’Homme et le jus cogens (2013-fevrier 2016) Ricardo Abello-Galvis;
The Notion of Human Rights and the Issue of Cultural Relativism Ove Bring;
Droit a l’éducation et diversité : le droit à une éducation inclusive et équitable de qualité Jorge Cardona;
Immunités juridictionnelles des États étrangers et droit de l’homme : quel équilibre entre les valeurs fondamentales de l’ordre national et le droit international coutumier ? Giuseppe Cataldi;
Protecting Children in and at War: From Legally Protected Subjects to ‘Others’ in the Conflict Nasrin Mosaffa;
A propos de quelques éclaircissements jurisprudentiels dans le ciel gris de la lutte contre la torture Amir Hossein Ranjbarian;
Les relations entre droits de l’homme et droit international humanitaire dans la jurisprudence de la Cour européenne des droits de l’homme Linos-Alexandre Sicilianos;
Brèves remarques sur la répression du génocide Joe Verhoeven;
Part VI – International Humanitarian Law
Protection of the Environment in Relation to Armed Conflicts - A Preliminary Comment on the Work of the International Law Commission Michael Bothe;
Regards sur le contenu des qualifications des principaux acteurs des conflits armés Zakaria Daboné;
Contemporary Challenges for International Humanitarian Law Knut Dörmann and Tilman Rodenhäuser;
Le droit international humanitaire à l’épreuve des conflits contemporains Yves Sandoz;
L’espace humanitaire : un passage souhaitable de la pratique au droit ? Sandra Szurek;
L’évolution du droit international humanitaire au XXIème siècle : une nécessité ? Paul Tavernier;
Part VII– Use of Force
Le droit international au défi de « l’exceptionnalisme nucléaire » Abdelwahab Biad;
Intervention by Invitation as a Tool of New Colonialism Farideh Shaygan;
L’intervention par invitation d’un État tiers : le consentement au recours à la force contre des combattants étrangers terroristes Yvenson St-Fleur;
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