The Centre for Studies and Research in International Law and International Relations forms part of the Hague Academy of International Law, and operates under the authority of its managing board and within the framework of its teaching. The Centre was established to further in-depth research in the area of international law. The contents of the 1996 volume include: Bilan de recherches de la section de langue francaise du Centre d'etude et de recherche de l'Academie, par Pierre Michel Eisemann, directeur d'etudes, professeur a l'Universit' de Paris XIII; The Present State of Research Carried out by the English-Speaking Section of the Centre for Studies and Research, by Martti Koskenniemi, Director of STudies, Professor at the University of Helsinki. Annexe. Liste des participants et sujets traite. Annex. List of Participants and Subjects Treated.