13 mars 2014

OUVRAGE : S. Bhuiyan, P. Sands, N. Schrijver (eds.), International Law and Developing Countries: Essays in Honour of Kamal Hossain,

David ROY

This book celebrates Kamal Hossain’s lifelong and significant contribution to the development of international law and the cause of developing countries. It brings together an interview with Hossain by the editors, and thirteen essays written in his honour by scholars representing a wide spectrum of expertise in international law. The interview provides an introduction to the rich and varied life of a statesman, a drafter of his country’s constitution, and an acclaimed constitutional and international lawyer. The subjects covered in the essays include the new international economic order (NIEO), human rights, counter-terrorism, climate change, oil and gas law, arbitration, law of the sea, international trade law and judicial reform. These essays offer important perspectives on the issues addressed.


Abbreviations; Foreword by the Editors; 

Chapter 1: “I believe in the power of human beings to be agents of change:” An interview with Kamal Hossain, Sharif Bhuiyan, Philippe Sands and Nico Schrijver

Chapter 2: The Return of the NIEO and the Retreat of Neo-Liberal International Law, Muthucumaraswamy Sornarajah

Chapter 3: Critical Concepts in the New International Economic Order and its Impact on the Development of International Economic Law: A Tribute to the Call for a NIEO, Asif H. Qureshi 

Chapter 4: Some Thoughts on the Making of International Law, M. C. W. Pinto

Chapter 5: International Trade Law and Human Rights: The ILA’s 2008 “Rio de Janeiro Declaration”, Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann

Chapter 6: Judicial Supervision of Countering Terrorism: The Case of Palestine, Paul de Waart

Chapter 7: Climate Change and Financial Assistance: A Fragmented, Unified or Coordinated Approach?, Laurence Boisson de Chazournes

Chapter 8: The Regulatory Framework of International Commercial Arbitration: The Amended UNCITRAL Rules, James Crawford

Chapter 9: Improving the Process and Institutions of Investment Arbitration: A Modest Contribution to a Complicated Debate, Arif Hyder Ali and Thomas Waelde

Chapter 10: Risk Management and Dispute Avoidance in Oil and Gas Investments in Developing Countries: The Way Forwar A.F.M. Maniruzzaman

Chapter 11: Relationship between Investment Contracts and Human Rights: A Developing Countries’ Perspective, Abdullah Al Faruque

Chapter 12: The Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf with Special Reference to Developing Countries, L.D.M. Nelson

Chapter 13: Transparency as an Element of Good Governance in the Practice of the WTO, Silke Steiner and Friedl Weiss

Chapter 14: China’s Changing Judicial System in the Time of Globalization: Challenges of Integrating International Standards and the National Realities, Yuwen Li

Biographical Data of Kamal Hossain; About the Contributors; Index.

Sharif BHUIYANPhilippe SANDSN. SCHRIJVER (eds.), International Law and Developing Countries: Essays in Honour of Kamal Hossain, Leiden, Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2014 (332 pp.)

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