- Internationalization of the Practice of Law and Important Emerging Issues for Investor-State Arbitration, Opening Lecture, Private International Law Session, 2011, by Carolyn B. Lamm, Partner White & Case LLP (Washington, D.C. Office)
Based on decades of practicing international law and her recent service as President of the American Bar Association, Carolyn Lamm shares her observations and reflections on the effects of increasing globalization on the practice of law and the increased significance of private and public international law to all practitioners given the multinational nature of business and increased foreign investment. In this context, she highlights the significance of Bilateral Investment Treaties to facilitating investment and the parties’ need for certainty in the system of dispute resolution. She expresses certain concerns to the interests of investors and host states in certainty and stability in the system of investor-State dispute resolution, in particular due to recent developments in the use of the ICSID annulment mechanism.
- The Principle of Comity in Private International Law, by Adrian Briggs, Professor of Private International Law at the University of Oxford
The lectures examine the concept of comity, drawing particular attention to the twin principles of respect for sovereign acts done within the territory of a sovereign, and non-interference with the exercise of that power. They seek to show how rules on jurisdiction, foreign judgments, judicial assistance (and, to a limited extent, choice of law) are derived from and honour the principle of comity; and assess certain new developments in private international law in terms of their compatibility with the principle of comity.
- Non-Discrimination in the World Trade Organization: The Rules and Exceptions, by William J. Davey, Guy Raymond Jones Chair in Law Emeritus at the University of Illinois.
A selection of relevant publications from the Peace Palace Library collection
- Recueil des cours de l'Académie de Droit International de la Haye = Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law