Third Issue of 2013’s Revue Critique Droit International Privé


Revue Critique DIPThe last issue of the Revue critique de droit international privé is out. It contains three articles and several casenotes.

In the first article, Eric Agostini (University of Bordeaux) revisits the doctrine of renvoi (Le mécanisme du renvoi). The  English abstract reads:

The mechanism known as renvoi supposes, as a prerequisite, that the forum’s choice of law rule, which refers to a foreign law with a different view on the determination of the applicable law, takes such a view into account for one reason or another. It then rests upon a debatable assumption that the diverging choice of law rules which are called upon to fit together are of a similar nature and that each one targets the totality of the conflict.

In the second article, Léna Gannage (Paris II University) comments on two judgments of the French supreme court which declared adoption by homosexuals contrary to French public policy and which might have lost their relevance when France adopted a law allowing gay marriage a few months later (Deux arrêts mort-nés. A propos des décisions rendues par la première chambre civile le 7 juin 2012)

Finally, in the last article, Horatia Muir Watt (Sciences Po Law School) discusses the Kiobel decision of the US Supreme Court (L’Alien Tort Statute devant la Cour Suprême des Etats-Unis. Territorialité, diplomatie judiciaire ou économie politique ?)