The Academy is an institution for the study and teaching of public and private international law and related subjects. Its purpose is to encourage a thorough and impartial examination of the problems arising from international relations in the field of law. The courses deal with the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject, including legislation and case law. All courses at the Academy are, in principle, published in the language in which they were delivered in the Collected Courses of the Hague Acadamy of International Law. This volume contains: - Verification en matiere de desarmament, par S. SUR, professeur a l'Universite de Pantheon-Assas (Paris II); - The Role of the Organization of American States in the Promotion and Protection of Democratic Governance by H. CAMINOS, Judge at the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, Hamburg; - The Private International Law of Copyright in an Era of Technological Change by J.C. GINSBURG, Professor at Columbia University in the City of New York.