In 1998, the city of The Hague commemorated its 750th anniversary. To emphasize that The Hague has been an international judicial center of activities for several decades, a special International Law Conference was organized by T.M.C. Asser Instituut in co-operation with the 'Stichting 750 jaar Den Haag'. The programme of The Hague's 750th Anniversary International Law Conference concentrated on the following themes: international criminal law, interstate dispute settlement, international commercial arbitration, international humanitarian law and the regulation of international trade. Within this framework, a number of panels were devoted to aspects concerning the International Court of Justice, the (future) International Criminal Court and the Iran-US Claims Tribunal. Leading experts as well as representatives of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and various international institutions based in The Hague participated in the programme. This publication is intended for anyone interested in an analysis of the law and practice in these institutions.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Development of International Law - Europe - GATT - ICJ - Immunity - International Law - International Sports Law - WTO - WTO Law - World Trade Organisation
Opening Address by W.J. Deetman, Burgomaster of the Municipality of the Hague.- Opening Address by W.J. Deetman, Burgomaster of the Municipality of the Hague.- International Criminal Law.- Judicial Cooperation and Organized Crime in the European Union.- National Sovereignty and International Crime.- Judicial Co-Operation in the Fields of Drug-Trafficking, Money Laundering and Fraud.- Interstate Dispute Settlement.- Fact-Finding before the International Court of Justice.- The International Court of Justice and Equitable Maritime Boundary Delimitation.- The International Court of Justice and the Protection of the Environment.- The Impact of Decisions and Resolutions of the Security Council on the International Court of Justice.- Reconsidering the Relationship between the ICJ and the Security Council.- Private International Law.- Cross-Border Injunctions: A Blessing or a Curse?.- Embassy Employees and State Immunity: The 1982 ILA Draft.- Employer States and Sovereign Immunity: The Geneva Labour Court Practice.- Embassy Employees and State Immunity: The Attitude of Dutch Courts.- Interpretation of Private International Law Treaties: Introductory Remarks.- Rules of Interpretation Applicable to Private International Law Treaties: An Overview.- Conflicts Between Private International Law Treaties.- The Dutch Policy Document on the Regulation of the Information Highway.- Content on the Internet — Law, Regulation, Convergence and Human Rights.- The German Act on Information and Communication Services of 1997: a National Legislative Approach to an International Problem.- Judicial and Administrative Cooperation in Family Law Matters: Introduction.- Administrative and Judicial Co-Operation with Regard To the International Protection of Children.- Judicial and Administrative Co-Operation in Family Law Matters: Co-Operation in Child Abduction and Similar Cases.- International Commercial Arbitration.- Alternative Dispute Resolution in Commercial Disputes: Introduction.- ADR and Arbitration: Advantages and Disadvantages in Commercial Disputes.- Why does Sport need its own Jurisdiction?.- The Role of the Court of Arbitration for Sport.- The Court of Arbitration for Sport and the General Process of International Sports Law.- The Iran-United States Claims Tribunal and the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules: Introduction.- The Impact of the UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules on Drafting the Rules of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.- The Application of the Rules of the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal.- The Hague as a Venue for Commercial Arbitration — Venue and Interim Measures: A Dutch Perspective.- The Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Legal Capital of the World, and the Uncitral Arbitration Rules.- The Regulation of International Trade.- Dispute Resolution In The WTO.- Dispute Settlement Procedures in the WTO — A View from The Hague.- WTO Dispute Settlement Procedures and the European Union.- How to Reconcile Trade and Environment.- Trade and Positive Measures in Multilateral Environmental Agreements: Effectiveness and Suitability.- The Friction between GATT/WTO Law and EC Law: Some Critical Remarks on the Case Law of The ECJ.- The Beef Hormone Dispute: Does WTO Law Preclude Precautionary Health Standards?.- International Humanitarian Law.- Law in Humanitarian Crises: Introductory Statement.- Access to Victims: Reconceiving the Right to ‘Intervene’.- Means and Methods of Warfare and The Coincidence of Norms Between the Humanitarian Law of Armed Conflict and The Law of Arms Control.- Landmines and the Ottawa Process.- Chemical Weapons Convention and the Verification Process.- Closing Session.- The Contribution of the International Court of Justice to the Development of International Law.- The Future of the Law of the Sea Tribunal in Hamburg.- Regional Courts.- The Proliferation of International Judicial Organs and the Formation of International Law.