Le cours porte sur les usages généralement admis en matière de rédaction de contrats commerciaux, dans leur forme continentale ou anglo-saxonne. Les principales clauses de ces contrats sont examinées, à l’aide d’exemples tirés de contrats classiques.
Selon l’expression du code civil français, le contrat vaut loi entre les parties.
C’est en effet le charme du droit privé que de permettre aux parties de créer les principes qui s’appliqueront à leur relation contractuelle, d’élaborer la règle avant de s’y soumettre, de ne pas subir le système juridique, mais de le maitriser par ce puissant instrument qu’est la liberté contractuelle. Encore faut-il en connaitre le bon usage. Comme toute liberté, la liberté contractuelle contient ses chausse-trapes, ses dangers, et ses effets indésirables.
Le cours sensibilisera les étudiants au bon usage de la liberté contractuelle, en examinant étape par étape les clauses habituellement utilisée dans les contrats internationaux, de façon à en analyser l’utilité, les dangers, et les conséquences. Le droit suisse sera parfois cité à titre d’exemple de droit civil, mais le cours se référera essentiellement aux principes généraux du droit privé, qui sont des principes relativement universels. Il permet donc d’acquérir assez rapidement de bons réflexes face à une clause suspecte, ou à un contrat incomplet, quel que soit le droit applicable à ce contrat.
With the technological changes driven by the digitalization, the globalization of the legal market, and the arrival of new players, the legal function needs to change. This course describes a vision of the legal industry and the key principles that support a paradigm shift from one of security towards one of opportunity. In particular, it shows opportunities for in-house legal departments of large enterprises, and discusses how they can become a strategic partner for corporate executives, clients, and stakeholders.
Environmental law may be the one institution standing between us and planetary exhaustion. It is also an institution that needs to be reconciled with human liberty and economic aspirations. This course considers these issues and provides a tour though existing legal regimes governing pollution, water law, endangered species, toxic substances, environmental impact analyses, and environmental risk.
From the Nuremberg trial to the case against Saddam Hussein, from the prosecution of Al-Qaeda terrorists to the trial of Somali pirates – no area of law is as important to world peace and security as international criminal law. Taught by one of the world’s leading experts in the field, this course will educate students about the fundamentals of international criminal law and policy. We will explore the contours of international crimes such as genocide, war crimes, terrorism, and piracy. We will examine unique modes of international criminal liability and specialized defenses. And we will delve into the challenges of obtaining custody of the accused and maintaining control of the courtroom.
Ce cours propose une introduction à la protection internationale des droits de l’homme. Il en présente les sources, les catégories, le contenu et les limites qui leur sont opposables, ainsi que les obligations qu’ils génèrent à la charge des Etats. Il expose aussi les principaux mécanismes de mise en œuvre prévus au niveau universel et régional pour assurer leur respect.
Human rights are under pressure in many places across the globe. Peaceful protests are violently quashed. Voting is tampered with. And minorities are often excluded from decision-making. All of this threatens the ideal of an open society in which each of us can be free and participate equally. A solid protection of human rights is needed for an open society to exist and to flourish. But it is often an uphill battle to work towards that ideal. Equip yourself and learn more about what human rights are and how they work.
Think about the oldest and most familiar principles of American law, property and proportional liability, in a new and surprising way, and learn to apply economic reasoning to an especially important and interesting aspect of life.
The Common Law of England and Wales is one of the major global legal traditions. In order to understand the common law, we need to deal with its history, and the development of its characteristic institutions like the jury, judge made law, parliamentary sovereignty and due process.
This course will highlight the construction and interpretation of the U.S. Constitution through the centuries. You'll learn the history behind the Constitution, cases that formed important precedent, and how changes in interpretation have been dependent on shifts in cultural and political climate as well as the composition of the Supreme Court.
Prominent business school researchers have identified a powerful model for making business decisions that is based on economics, law and ethics. The Three Pillar model in this course expands this model by adding strategy in place of economics. With this change, the model becomes a practical framework that you can use to make all types of decisions—business, leadership and personal.
MOOCs – Massive Open Online Courses – enable students around the world to take university courses online. This guide, by the instructors of edX’s most successful MOOC in 2013-2014, Principles of Written English (based on both enrollments and rate of completion), advises current and future students how to get the most out of their online study, covering areas such as what types of courses are offered and who offers them, what resources students need, how to register, how to work effectively with other students, how to interact with professors and staff, and how to handle assignments. This second edition offers a new chapter on how to stay motivated. This book is suitable for both native and non-native speakers of English, and is applicable to MOOC classes on any subject (and indeed, for just about any type of online study).