The intertemporal law is a notion still misunderstood by some legal scholars, who, referring to the famous dictum of Max Huber in Island of Palmas, limit problems of intertemporal law to the acquisition of territory.1 Others only refer to one of the two rules articulated by the arbitrator, either the first rule which evokes the well-known adage tempus regit actum, or the second rule which spells out the distinction between creating and maintaining a right. The choice to mention one without the other is evidently not neutral. Salmon’s dictionary gives an excellent...
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