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    • Multipol est un réseau international et interdisciplinaire de chercheurs et d’experts en droit international et relations internationales, provenant de milieux professionnels divers, tels que la justice internationale, la diplomatie, la recherche et la fonction publique internationale. Depuis sa création en 2006, Multipol a connu une audience grandissante. Afin de pérenniser notre réseau, nous invitons toute personne intéressée à écrire des notes d’actualité, à nous signaler des événements et appels à contributions, ou à établir un partenariat, à nous contacter : contact.multipol@gmail.com. MERCI à tous nos lecteurs ! 

    19 janvier 2017

    OUVRAGE : A. Herwig, M. Simoncini (eds.), Law and the Management of Disasters: The Challenge of Resilience

    Alexia HERWIG, Marta SIMONCINI

    Disasters raise serious challenges for contemporary legal orders: they demand significant management, but usually amidst massive disruption to the normal functioning of state authority and society. When dealing with disasters, law has traditionally focused on contingency planning and recovery. More recently, however, ‘resilience’ has emerged as a key concept in effective disaster management policies and strategies, aiming at minimising the impact of events, so that the normal functioning of society and the state can be preserved. This book analyses the contribution of law to resilience building by looking at law’s role in the different phases of the disaster regulatory process: risk assessment, risk management, emergency intervention, and recovery. More specifically, it addresses how law can effectively contribute to resilience-oriented distaster management policies, and what legal instruments can support effective resilience-building.

    17 janvier 2017

    OUVRAGE : P. Couvreur, The International Court of Justice and the Effectiveness of International Law

    Philippe COUVREUR

    The International Court of Justice and the Effectiveness of International Law, by Philippe Couvreur, Registrar of the ICJ since 2000, offers an account of the history and main achievements of the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, the only court with universal and general jurisdiction. This book discusses the hopes and aims of creating a permanent, international tribunal for settling disputes between States, and the ICJ’s role in ensuring the effectiveness of the rule of law at the international level. Taking into account the characteristics of the international legal order, this work provides a description of the main achievements brought about in this respect by the creation of the ICJ; the basis and scope of its function as a judicial institution; its relationship with other means of settling disputes and its integration in the United Nations; and finally its substantial contribution in two areas of great significance for the promotion and strengthening of peaceful relations between States, namely the settlement of land and maritime disputes and the implementation of the law of State responsibility.

    16 janvier 2017

    ACTU : L’Ukraine introduit une instance devant la CIJ contre la Fédération de Russie et demande à la Cour d’indiquer des mesures conservatoires

    Catherine MAIA

    Le 16 janvier 2017, l'Ukraine a introduit une instance contre la Fédération de Russie devant la CIJ concernant des violations alléguées de la Convention internationale pour la répression du financement du terrorisme du 9 décembre 1999 et de la Convention internationale pour l’élimination de toutes les formes de discrimination raciale du 21 décembre 1965. Les deux Etats sont parties à ces instruments.

    ACTU : Le Costa Rica introduit une instance contre le Nicaragua devant la CIJ au sujet d’un différend relatif à la définition de la frontière dans la zone de la lagune de Los Portillos/Harbor Head et à l’établissement par le Nicaragua d’un nouveau camp militaire sur la plage d’Isla Portillos

    Catherine MAIA

    Le 16 janvier 2017, la République du Costa Rica a introduit une instance contre la République du Nicaragua devant la CIJ au sujet d’un «[d]ifférend relatif à la définition précise de la frontière dans la zone de la lagune de Los Portillos/Harbor Head et à l’établissement par le Nicaragua d’un nouveau camp militaire» sur la plage d’Isla Portillos.

    15 janvier 2017

    OUVRAGE : A. Delgado Casteleiro, The International Responsibility of the European Union: From Competence to Normative Control

    Andrés DELGADO CASTELEIRO

    When is the EU responsible under international law? Is the EU a "special case" international organisation? The UN General Assembly's adoption of the ILC Articles on the International Responsibility of International Organisations was only the catalyst for debate on this topic. In this book, the author examines the legal personality of the EU, how - if at all - its responsibility under international agreements is shared between Member States, and how the international responsibility of the EU relates to its internal responsibilities under EU law. By exploring how in practice such legal regimes as the ILC, UNCLOS, and the WTO have held the EU responsible, this book provides an innovative analysis of a fundamental aspect of the relationship between the EU and international law.


    13 janvier 2017

    OUVRAGE : D.L. Sloss, The Death of Treaty Supremacy: An Invisible Constitutional Change

    David L. SLOSS

    This book provides the first detailed history of the Constitution's treaty supremacy rule. It describes a process of invisible constitutional change. The traditional supremacy rule provided that all treaties supersede conflicting state laws; it precluded state governments from violating US treaty obligations. Before 1945, treaty supremacy and self-execution were independent doctrines. Supremacy governed the relationship between treaties and state law. Self-execution governed the division of power over treaty implementation between Congress and the President. In 1945, the US ratified the UN Charter, which obligates nations to promote human rights "for all without distinction as to race."