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Pothier and the French Civil Code

Eric Descheemaeker

in The Division of Wrongs: A Historical Comparative Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562794
eISBN:
9780191705533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562794.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter looks at the division of wrongs into délits and quasi-délits in the most significant work of the French ancien droit, Pothier's Traité des obligations, and then in the Code civil of ... More


Secrets and Surprises in the Travaux Préparatoires of the Genocide Convention

Hirad Abtahi and Philippa Webb

in Arcs of Global Justice: Essays in Honour of William A. Schabas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190272654
eISBN:
9780190272685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190272654.003.0017
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Drafted from 1946 to 1948, the Genocide Convention is the product of its time: a document reflecting the sociology of immediate post-WWII inter-states relations. This chapter seeks to shed light on ... More


The Rules on Interpretation: Misgivings, Misunderstandings, Miscarriage? The ‘Crucible’ Intended by the International Law Commission

Mark E. Villiger

in The Law of Treaties Beyond the Vienna Convention

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199588916
eISBN:
9780191728938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588916.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter concentrates on the means of interpretation as codified in Articles 31 and 32 of the 1969 Vienna Convention. It also deals with the misgivings as to rules on interpretation, namely as to ... More


The Drafting of the 1969 Convention

Marina Sharpe

in The Regional Law of Refugee Protection in Africa

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198826224
eISBN:
9780191865169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826224.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 2 begins with overviews of the Organization of African Unity and its 1969 Convention. The majority of the chapter is then devoted to sketching a drafting history of the 1969 Convention, which ... More


Views of a Delegate to the 1961 Vienna Conference

Nelson Iriñiz Casás

in Diplomatic Law in a New Millennium

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198795940
eISBN:
9780191837128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198795940.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Private International Law

Dr Iriñiz Casás was thirty-four years old when he participated in the Vienna Conference in 1961 as the representative of Uruguay. Based on his personal experiences, this chapter provides details on ... More


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