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  Private International Law - LoveToKnow 1911
Law implies a lawgiver and a tribunal capable of enforcing it and coercing its transgressors, but there is no common lawgiver to sovereign states, and no tribunal has the power to bind them by decrees or coerce them if they transgress.
endeavoured to base international law on an ethical basis accepted by all peoples without necessity for a common creed or standard of morals, but it is doubtful, whatever may have been the extent to which he stimulated the study of jurisprudence, whether he did much in advancing the practical development of the law of nations.
A magistrate administering the law in a great commercial country, whose interests were on or across the high seas rather than within the narrow European limits of Holland, Bynkershoek, like Leibnitz, searched for his data in the actual practice of nations in their intercourse with one another.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Private_International_Law   (6122 words)

  Private international law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Private International Law, International Private Law, or Conflict of Laws is that branch of law regulating all lawsuits involving a foreign law element where a difference in result will occur depending on which laws are applied as the lex causae.
In federal countries where an inter-state situation arises (such as in the United States), the term "Conflict of Laws" is preferred because describing it as a branch of "international" law would be confusing to lay citizens.
International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) http://www.unidroit.org/
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Private_international_law   (1716 words)

 International law - Wex
International Law, which is in most other countries referred to as Public International Law, concerns itself only with questions of rights between several nations or nations and the citizens or subjects of other nations.
International law is a part of the law of the United States only for the application of its principles on questions of international rights and duties.
The International Court of Justice (http://www.icj-cij.org/) is established by the UN Charter as its principal judicial organ.
www.law.cornell.edu /topics/international.html   (933 words)

 ASIL Electronic Resource Guide
UNIDROIT (http://www.unidroit.org/), the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law, traces its origins to the League of Nations and is today an autonomous international organization active in the harmonization of private international law.
International commercial arbitration is recognized as an important component of private international law, largely through the wide acceptance of the 1958 "New York" Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards.
Convention on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations (Rome Convention) (http://www.rome-convention.org/instruments/i_conv_orig_en.htm) stipulates that a contract shall be governed by the law chosen by the parties and demonstrated in the terms of the contract or the circumstances of the case.
www.asil.org /resource/pil1.htm   (3063 words)

 Private International Law
Brainerd Currie has explained that the law of the forum is applicable if the governmental interest of the states involved and of states in general creates a true or false conflict of laws.
Aspects philosophiques du droit international privé, published in 1956, he ascribes an important role to private international law as a coordinating mechanism for various distinct though coexistant legal systems, and henceforth for international relations and international society.
Tobias Asser founded the Hague Conference on International Private Law in 1893, an instrument for successful negotiations on the convergence and unification of systems of civil and commercial law of the various countries, and the basis for codification of private international law.
www.ppl.nl /100years/topics/internationallaw   (806 words)

 Consumer Protection, Private International Law and Internet Contracts
Private international law conventions are to be implemented by the national legislators, hence their provisions are national law and thus subject to differing interpretation.
There are four possibilities as to which law governs the formation of the choice-of-law clause: the law of the forum, the law chosen in the choice-of-law clause, the law which would apply in the absence of a choice of law or, by rejection of a fixed rule, the law determined by the court's discretion.
The concept of private international law on consumer contracts, as it was seen in previous chapters, is to use certain connecting factors to determine the applicable law or to override a choice of law by the parties.
ruessmann.jura.uni-sb.de /rw20/people/rschu/public/essay.htm   (19309 words)

 Hague Conference on Private International Law - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Hague Conference on Private International Law is the preeminent organisation in the area of private international law.
Since its formation in 1893, the purpose of HCCH has been to “work for the progressive unification of the rules of private international law”.
It has pursued this goal by creating and assisting in the implementation of multilateral conventions promoting the harmonisation of conflict of laws principles in diverse subject matters within private international law.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hague_Conference_on_Private_International_Law   (325 words)

 :: Office of International Law > Organization of American States ::
Private International Law is the legal framework composed of conventions, protocols, model laws, legal guides, uniform documents, as well as other documents and instruments, which regulates relationships between individuals in an international context.
The [OAS] through the Department of International Legal Affairs, plays a central role in the harmonization and codification of Private International Law in the Western Hemisphere.
The principal component of this work is the [Inter-American Specialized Conferences on Private International Law], which the OAS recurrently hosts approximately every four to six years.
www.oas.org /dil/private_international_law.htm   (238 words)

 Private International Law Statute
Foreign law proving to be competent shall be applied in accordance with the principles governing in the respective foreign country, so as to allow the objectives sought by the Venezuelan rules of conflict should be met.
The Law of their domicile shall apply to the adopting parent and the adopted child as to all related to substantial requirements being necessary for the adoption's validity.
The means of evidence, their efficacy and the determination of the burden of the proof are governed by the Law governing the corresponding juridical relation, without prejudice to the fact that its procedural forwarding may adjust to the Law of the Court or of the officer before whom it is produced.
www.analitica.com /bitblioteca/congreso_venezuela/private.asp   (2613 words)

 Features - Using EISIL to Research Private International Law | LLRX.com
As people, goods and services become increasingly mobile across international boundaries, there are more and more cases involving private international law, sometimes also known as conflict of laws in common law-oriented jurisdiction,; which seek to determine the applicable law and jurisdiction in private matters.
She is hoping to obtain an overview of private international law and browse through a few international conventions in preparation for the course.
You notice the “Jurisdiction and Judgments” as one of the subcategories under “Private International Law” and decide to check the “Show Description” box to browse through the brief descriptions of all primary documents quickly to determine which convention applies to your client’s case.
www.llrx.com /features/eisilprivate.htm   (1207 words)

 Private International Law
Welcome to the Private International Law site, maintained by the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law (L/PIL) at the U.S. Department of State.
The database is organized into four general areas: Trade and Business Transactions Law; Family Law; International Judicial Assistance; and the law governing Wills, Trusts, and Estates.
PIL Conventions to Which the U.S. is a Party.
www.state.gov /s/l/c3452.htm   (372 words)

 ASIL - Members Interest Groups - Private International Law
The Private International Law Interest Group was formed for the purpose of exploring the relationship between public and private international law, under the general thesis that they exert reciprocal influence.
By sponsoring panels at the ASIL Annual Meeting, the Group has provided a forum for a critical examination of private international law rules and processes and made developments in the field more readily accessible to the public and to ASIL members.
The group looks to form alliances with like-minded international organizations, as well as to organize a conference on a subject of private international law, and plans to organize an annual social event for members.
www.asil.org /privatelaw/index.html   (174 words)

 Private international law Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Private international law refers to provisions of national law regarding contracts and lawsuits involving foreign laws or jurisdictions.
The Hague Convention on Private International Law is a treaty which governs many of these principles.
The deliberations of the convention have recently been the subject of controversy over the extent of cross-border jurisdiction on electronic commerce and defamation issues.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/p/pr/private_international_law.html   (260 words)

 CPTech's Page on the Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Law
The Twentieth Ordinary Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law since 1893 was held from 14 to 30 June 2005, in The Hague, at the Chamber of Commerce, Koningskade 30.
Ottawa meeting on Electronic Commerce and International Jurisdiction, Summary of discussions, prepared by Catherine Kessedjian with the co-operation of the private international law team of the Ministry of Justice of Canada (pdf format).
Hague Conference on Private International Law main page for the future Hague Convention on International Jurisdiction and the Effects of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters.
www.cptech.org /ecom/jurisdiction/hague.html   (4682 words)

 International Private Law Statute   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
In cases not provided by the two former paragraphs, the domestic law or the State declaring that the Venezuelan conflict tule is competent shall apply.
The domicile of minors and incompetent persons being subject to arental power, to guardianship or curatorship, is found in the territory of the State where they have their regular residence.
Limitations of capacity established in the Law of the domicile, based on racial, nationality, religion or rank differences shall not produce effects in Venezuela.
www.zur2.com /objetivos/leydip1/privat.htm   (2598 words)

 Private international law - Lawlinks   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
It is a database of authenticated primary and other materials across the breadth of international law, with detailed subject breakdown and access to primary documents and secondary materials, hitherto scattered over a number of different sites.
Private International Law - ASIL guide to electronic resources in international law, compiled by David.
UNIDROIT - UN International Institute for the Unification of Private Law
library.kent.ac.uk /library/lawlinks/private.htm   (421 words)

 NYU Law, Library - Foreign & International, International Law
Contains the Electronic Information System for International Law, the ASIL Insights, a guide to Electronic Resources for International Law.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is a unique international organization offering a broad range of services for resolving disputes between States, as well as disputes between States and private parties and those involving inter-governmental organizations.
Housed at the University of Girona in Catalonia, Spain.
www.law.nyu.edu /library/foreign_intl/international.html   (855 words)

 International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) - Home English
The Conference, grouping the National Societies, their International Federation, the ICRC and the 194 States party to the Geneva Conventions, will take place in Geneva from 26 to 30 November 2007.
It is the supreme deliberative organ of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.
Proceedings of the conference marking the publication of the ICRC study “Customary International Humanitarian Law”, held in New Delhi, 8–9 December 2005, organised jointly by the ICRC and the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization (AALCO).
www.icrc.org /eng   (413 words)

 Journal of Private International Law
The journal covers all aspects of private international law, reflecting the role of the European Union and the Hague Conference on Private International Law in the making of private international law, in addition to the traditional role of domestic legal orders.
The Journal of Private International Law is published twice a year.
The Journal is officially associated with www.conflictoflaws.net a website dedicated to promoting dialogue about private international law in all its forms.
www.hartjournals.co.uk /JPrivIntL   (247 words)

 Activities & Services   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A Forum on Private International Law and Intellectual Property will be organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva on January 30 and 31, 2001, at the International Conference Center of Geneva (CICG – 15 rue de Varembé).
The Forum will address issues of interest to experts in intellectual property as well as experts in private international law.
There will also be panel discussions on private international law aspects of intellectual property protection (with panelists from Egypt, France, Hungary, Mexico, Singapore, South Africa and the United Kingdom) as well as on practical implications for intellectual property business and users.
www.wipo.int /pil-forum/en   (205 words)

 HCCH | Home
Since 1893, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, a melting pot of different legal traditions, develops and services Conventions which respond to global needs in the following areas:
International Protection of Children, International Family and Family Property Relations:
International child abduction - Latest judicial decisions from around the world:
www.hcch.net /index_en.php   (300 words)

 :: Department of International Legal Affairs ::
The Department of International Legal Affairs is composed of the following dependencies:
The Department of International Legal Affairs and its dependencies and staff are under the overall direction, supervision, and control of the director of the Department, who answers to the Secretary General, pursuant to the legal system of the Organization and the provisions of this Executive Order.
The Department of International Legal Affairs performs its functions according to the [Executive Order 05-13 Rev. 4], and has staff in Washington D.C. and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
www.oas.org /DIL/Department_of_International_Law.htm   (134 words)

 Documents Page: Major Documents in Public and Private International Law.
International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution of the Sea by Oil (1954)
International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (1946)
Hague Convention on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (1996)
www.internationallawhelp.com /documents_page.htm   (1904 words)

 HCCH | Authorities
Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law
Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children
Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children
www.hcch.net /index_en.php?act=authorities.listing   (5924 words)

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