General Principles of Law as Applied by International Courts and Tribunals

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Cambridge University Press, 1994 - Law - 490 pages
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The municipal codes of well over a dozen countries expressly provide for the application of the general principles of law in the absence of specific legal provisions or of custom, and the Statute of the International Court of Justice stipulates that 'the general principles of law recognised by civilised nations' constitute one of the sources of international law to be applied by the Court; but the exact meaning and scope of this section of the Statute have always been a subject of controversy amongst international lawyers. In this printing of his classic 1953 work, Professor Bin Cheng inquires into the practical application of these principles by international courts and tribunals since the beginning of modern international arbitration with the Jay Treaty of 1794, and presents them as a coherent body of fundamental principles that in fact furnish the international legal system with its juridical basis. Citations from nearly 600 international arbitral and judicial decisions amply testify to the role of these principles in the international legal system and illustrate their application in practically every important field of international law.
 

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Contents

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INTKODUCTION
1
External Application SelfDefencecont
2
Introductory
29
Mexican Claims Commission Under the Act of 1849
34
Elton 1929 Mex U S G C C 1923 259
36
Northeastern Boundary G B U S 260
41
Opinions and Decisions in LifeInsurance Claims 1924 See LifeInsurance
43
Life Insurance Claims 1924 143 245 2523
245
United StatesVenezuelan Mixed Claims Commission 1903
252
Introductory
257
Oscar Chinn 1934 See Chinn 1934
262
Harvey 1931 See MacKenzie and Harvey 1931
267
Delgado 1881 Span U S Cl Com 1871 3434 3456 387
272
Power to Determine the Extent of Jurisdiction Com
275
French Company of Venezuelan Eailroad 1905 Fran Ven M C C 1902 259
276

British Claims Arbitrations Under the BritishU S Agreement of 1927
44
Turner Charles C 1839 Mex U S Cl Com 1839 385
46
Engleheart 1931 Brit Mex M C C 1926 311
47
Craw 1928 Mex U S G C C 1923 192
52
Mixed Courts of Egypt
53
Faber C 1903 Germ Ven M C C 1903 52 54 55 69 74 302 307 341
55
Creange 1924 Fran Germ M A T 365
62
British Claims in the Spanish Zone of Morocco C 1923 See Spanish Zone
65
External Application of the Principle
69
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Creole The 1855 Brit U S Cl Com 1853 75
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Mills 1862 1412
76
British GuianaBrazil Boundary 1904 See BrazilBritish Guiana Boundary
81
THE PRINCIPLE OF GOOD FAITH
105
Aroa Mines C 1903 Brit Ven M C C 1903 209
119
Good Faith in the Exercise of Eights The Theory
121
Other Applications of the Principle
137
Kate The 1921 Brit U S Cl Arb 1910 144 202 248
144
Giacopini C 1903 Ital Ven M C C 1903 382 3845
147
Croft 1856 G B Portugal 148 194
148
Machado 1880 337 344 346
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General Notions
163
Administrative Decision No V 1924 1656
165
Bertrand 46
168
Stephens 1927 Mex U S G C C 1923 180 1967
174
de Brissot Bawdon Stackpole and de Hammer 1813 196 206
181
Favorite The 1921 Brit U S Cl Arb 1910 248
182
NorwaySweden 304
183
British GuianaVenezuela Boundary 1899 G B Venezuela
184
Evertsz 307 314 325
189
DamasHamah 1924 Fran Germ M A T
193
Maal 323 36
195
Beha 1928 246
197
Gowen and Copeland 201
201
The Principle of Individual Responsibility
208
Forda Chemin de Fer LaracheAlcazar 1924 See Spanish Zone
209
Katrantsios 1926 GrecoBulg M A T 42 258
210
Adv Op
214
The Principle of Fault
218
Hamah Damas 1924 See DamasHamah 1924
219
Davis C 1903 Brit U S M C C 1903
226
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Brooks C 1868 Mex U S M C C 1868 66 235
228
FrancoMexican Arbitration 1844 36
230
The Principle of Integral Reparation
233
Hardman 1913 Brit U S Cl Arb 1910 61 6465
239
Macedonian The ChileU S 378
241
Opinion in the Lusitania Cases 1923 See Lusitania Cases 1923
242
The Principle of Proximate Causality
243
Bond Cases
277
Valentiner C 1903 Germ Ven M C C 1903 305 387
281
Ventense 1923 S C S Germ M A T 364 372
290
BuenosAires Closure of 1870 ArgentinaG B 139 148 387
293
Bastry The 1914 144
294
ColombiaPeru
300
Proof and Burden of Proof
302
Frierdich Co C 1902 Fran Ven M C C 1902
305
Hatton 1928 Mex U S G C C 1923 307 309 316 324
307
Stevenson C 1903 Brit Ven M C C 1903 380 384
310
Kidd 1929 Brit Mex M C C 1926
313
Itata The 82
314
Dyches 1929 Mex U S G C C 1923 202
315
Blumerkron 62
316
Campbell and Arango 1879 See Mary Lowell The 1879
317
Gage C 1903 U S Ven M C C 1903 321
321
TacnaArica Arbitration 1925 ChilePeru Ill 118
323
Brun 65 66
324
Zaldivar 1882 Span U S Cl Com 1871
326
GermanUnited States Mixed Claims Commission 1922
328
Archuleta 1928
330
The Principle of Ees Judicata
336
Creole The 1855 75 76
337
Fur Seal Arbitration G B U S 78 87 934 1212
338
Leichardt 195
340
Thompson 1882 Span U S Cl Com 1871
342
GrenadineUnited States Claims Commission 1857
343
AustroGerman Customs Union P C I J
346
BblooVenezuelan Mixed Claims Commission 1903
348
Thorndike C 1892 Chil U S Cl Com 1892 314
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audiatur et altera pars 290
357
Garcia and Garza 1926 Mex U S G C C 1923 60 179 180
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Schreck 1874 362
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Otzenberger 1929 Fran Germ M A T
365
Jura Novit Curia
366
Medea The and The Good Return 156 281
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Extinctive Prescription
373
Aroa Mines 209
380
Craw 1928 192
384
CONCLUSIONS
387
Pablo Najera 1928 See Najera 1928
389
Home Insurance Co 1926 Mex U S G C C 1923 182
398
Bibliography
409
Tillet 1898 BelgiumG B 33 35 36 304
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Index
439
Panama Riots Cases C 1857 GranadineU S Cl Com 1857 144
456
Eussell 1897 105
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