International Law of Procedure

Introduction

International Law of Procedure - Research Guide International Law

International (Civil) Procedural Law is part of Private International Law and covers the following main subjects. Firstly, the jurisdiction of national courts in international civil and commercial disputes, and jurisdictional immunities. Secondly, the recognition and enforcement of decisions of foreign courts. The 1968 Brussels Convention on Jurisdiction and Enforcement represents the beginning of a harmonization programme of procedural law within the European Union which has been one of the most striking developments in this field. Harmonization attempts at the international level by the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)and the American Law Institute (ALI) resulted in the ALI/UNIDROIT Principles and Rules of Transnational Civil Procedure in 2004.

This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research on International Law of Procedure. It provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library’s classification index code 314. International Law of Procedure: General Works and subject heading (keyword) Law of International Civil Procedure are instrumental for searching through the Catalogue. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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1. Ethics in international arbitration
Ethics in international arbitration / Catherine A. Rogers. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. - XXII, 386 pages. ; 26 cm Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2014
Keywords: International arbitration, International commercial arbitration, Ethics,

2. The Regulatory Framework of International Commercial Arbitration: the Amended UNCITRAL Rules
The Regulatory Framework of International Commercial Arbitration: the Amended UNCITRAL Rules / James Crawford. - Leiden ; Boston : Brill Nijhoff. - Page 153-173 In: International Law and Developing Countries : Essays in Honour of Kamal Hossain / edited by Sharif Bhuiyan, Philippe Sands, Nico Schrijver, ISBN 9789004204911: (2014), Page 153-173. - 2014
Keywords: UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration, Recognition and execution of foreign arbitral awards, Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York, 10 June 1958), International commercial arbitration,

3. Regional Arbitration Institution for ECOWAS: Lessons from OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration
Regional Arbitration Institution for ECOWAS: Lessons from OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration / Emilia Onyema In: International Arbitration Law Review = ISSN 1367-8272: vol. 17, issue 5, page 99-111. - 2014
Keywords: Economic Community of West African States, Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa, OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration, Regional courts, International commercial arbitration,

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  • Borchers, P.J., Jurisdiction and Private International Law, Cheltenham / Northampton, Edward Elgar, 2014

    Borchers, P.J., Jurisdiction and Private International Law, Cheltenham  Northampton, Edward Elgar, 2014

    In an increasingly globalized and digitized world, transactions, communications and data flow freely across national borders. When lawsuits arise as a result of those trans-border events, the question of which court or courts have jurisdiction and can provide the appropriate forum becomes critical. This two-volume collection provides a survey of personal jurisdiction across both time and legal systems. It includes articles ranging from the early 20th century to present day and to the problems created by jurisdiction in cyberspace. It also examines the jurisdictional premises of major common law countries and those in the civilian tradition. With an original introduction by the editor, these comprehensive volumes will appeal to scholars and practitioners alike.

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  • Vorburger, S., International Arbitration and Cross-Border Insolvency: Comparative Perspectives, Alphen aan den Rijn, Wolters Kluwer, 2014

    Vorburger, S., International Arbitration and Cross-Border Insolvency Comparative Perspectives, Alphen aan den Rijn, Wolters Kluwer, 2014

    This book provides an in-depth analysis of applicable rules and policies under the current legal framework and case law of national courts and arbitral tribunals, emphasizing developments in five countries where high levels of international arbitration occur: England, the United States, France, Germany and Switzerland. Among the complex issues that arise when an insolvency disrupts an arbitration, the author examines the following:      recognition of insolvencies by arbitral tribunals;      determination of the law applicable to the effects of an insolvency on arbitration;      effects of an insolvency on validity and scope of an arbitration agreement;      effects of an insolvency on capacity of the parties to an international arbitration;      suspension of arbitral proceedings due to an insolvency; and      effects of an insolvency on the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards.  In addition to providing a comparative legal analysis of issues that arise in connection with the collision of international arbitration and cross-border insolvency, the author sets out proposals to clarify policy and procedure. Dealing with cross-border insolvency law issues in international arbitration presents an enormous challenge for arbitration practitioners, arbitral tribunals and national courts. This book will serve as a source of inspiration as well as a reference and provide a clearly marked path to an effective synthesis in this complex field.

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  • Huang, J., Interregional Recognition and Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments: Lessons For China From US and EU Law, Oxford/Portland, Hart Publishing, 2014

    Huang, J., Interregional Recognition and Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments Lessons For China From US and EU Law, Oxford Portland, Hart Publishing, 2014

    Judgment recognition and enforcement (JRE) between the US states, between EU Member States, and between mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao, are all forms of ‘interregional JRE’. This extensive comparative study of the three most important JRE regimes focuses on what lessons China can draw from the US and the EU in developing a multilateral JRE arrangement for mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao.Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao share economic, geographical, cultural, and historical proximity to one another. The policy of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ also provides a quasi-constitutional regime for the three regions. However, there is no multilateral JRE scheme among them, as there is in the US and the EU; and it is harder to recognise and enforce sister-region judgments in China than in the US and the EU. The book analyses the status quo of JRE in China and explores its insufficiencies; it proposes a multilateral JRE arrangement for Chinese regions to alleviate current JRE difficulties; and it also provides solutions for the macro and micro challenges of establishing a multilateral arrangement, drawing upon the rich literature on JRE regimes found in the US and the EU.

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  • Nuyts, A. and N.E. Hatzimihail (eds.), Cross-border Class Actions : The European Way, Munich, Sellier European Law Publisher, 2014

    Nuyts, A. and N.E. Hatzimihail (eds.), Cross-border Class Actions The European Way, Munich, Sellier European Law Publisher, 2014

    Whether with regard to mass torts, civil-rights claims or as a means of private enforcement of antitrust and other regulatory policies: Collective redress of civil claims has been gaining in importance in Europe and worldwide. Long associated with the American model of class actions, an increasing number of EU Member States have made their own attempts at collective redress institutions. At the same time, the amendment of the Brussels I Regulation has shied away from dealing with the cross-border aspects of collective redress. In this book, a worldwide group of distinguished experts in private international law, civil procedure and regulatory law evaluate the problems of cross-border collective redress and provide proposals for a “European way” appropriate for the twenty-first century. This very topical work is, thus, indispensable for practitioners, academics, lobbyists and institutional agents.

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  • Tang, Z.S., Jurisdiction and Arbitration Agreements in International Commercial Law, London ; New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2014

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    Arbitration and jurisdiction agreements are frequently used in transnational commercial contracts to reduce risk, gain efficacy and acquire certainty and predictability. Because of the similarities between these two types of procedural autonomy agreements, they are often treated in a similar way by courts and practitioners.

    This book offers a comprehensive study of the prerequisites, effectiveness, and enforcement of exclusive jurisdiction and arbitration agreements in international dispute resolution. It examines whether jurisdiction and arbitration clauses have identical effects in private international law and whether they have been or should be given the same treatment by most countries in the world. By comparing the treatment of these clauses in the US, China, UK and EU, Zheng Sophia Tang demonstrates how, in practice, exclusive jurisdiction and arbitration agreements are enforced. The book considers whether the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements could be treated as a litigating counterpart to the New York Convention, and whether it could work successfully to facilitate judicial cooperation and party autonomy in international commerce.

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  • Hartley, T.C., Choice-of-Court Agreements under the European and International Instruments : the Revised Brussels I Regulation, the Lugano Convention, and the Hague Convention, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013.

    Hartley, T.C., Choice-of-Court Agreements under the European and International Instruments : the Revised Brussels I Regulation, the Lugano Convention, and the Hague Convention, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2013.
    This is the first text to address all the instruments that will govern choice-of-court agreements in Europe and to engage in a practical discussion of their mutual relationship. The existing common law, which has dominated discussion of this subject for so long, will become less significant as European and international instruments become more widely applicable. The consequences of this, both for practitioners and business persons engaging in international transactions, are explained by thematic chapters covering all major issues affected.The work opens with an introduction to the components of a choice-of-court agreement and to the origins, principles, and status of the various instruments, making the text accessible to a broad practitioner audience. The scope of the instruments – territorial application, international application and subject-matter application – as well as conflicts between them, are addressed in Part II, which is devoted to guidance on deciding which instrument applies. Validity (substantive and formal), effects, remedies, and procedure are discussed in Part III, while Part IV tackles a range of more specialist areas, including insurance, consumer contracts, employment contracts, companies, and intellectual property. Comprehensive appendices follow, including the Hague Convention 2005 in its entirety, alongside extracts from Brussels I and Lugano, making this a standalone support for any practitioner facing unfamiliar questions in the area.
     
     
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  • Wolff, R.(ed.),The New York Convention : Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 10 June 1958 : Commentary, München, Beck, 2012.

    Wolff, R.(ed.),The New York Convention Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards of 10 June 1958  Commentary, München, Beck,2012.

    In a world characterised on the one hand by globalised trade and commerce, and on the other by deteriorating judicial services, arbitration has become the dispute resolution mechanism of choice in cross-border commercial transactions. International arbitration not only paves the way for parties to avoid state courts, it also facilitates the transnational enforceability of awards that are far more effective than the enforceability of state court judgments. The major instrument is the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (New York Convention) of 10 June 1958, which entered into force one year after. Since then the New York Convention has been ratified by 144 states, including all the important trading nations. For good reason the New York Convention is labelled the Magna Carta of international arbitration. The courts of any contracting state are required “to give effect to an agreement to arbitrate when seized of an action in a matter covered by an arbitration agreement and also to recognize and enforce awards made in other States, subject to specific limited exceptions” (UNCITRAL).
    The 16 articles of the Convention are dealt with article-by-article, following a clear structure which swiftly guides the reader to the issue that he or she is engaged with. Given the New York Convention’s global relevance, it follows that potential users of the Convention are in need of guidance as to how to apply it. The primary readers of this book will be lawyers seeking (or defending against) recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards worldwide, state court judges applying the Convention in recognition proceedings, and in-house lawyers in large and/or multinational enterprises dealing with transnational dispute resolution.


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  • Payan, G., Droit Européen de l'Exécution en Matière Civile et Commerciale, Bruxelles , Bruylant, 2012.

    Payan, G., Droit Européen de l'Exécution en Matière Civile et Commerciale, Bruxelles , Bruylant, 2012

    Depuis une quinzaine d’années environ, la doctrine européenne et la Commission européenne soulignent l’opportunité d’une action de l’Union européenne dans le domaine de l’exécution proprement dite des titres exécutoires. Pourtant, ce domaine est encore aujourd’hui pour l’essentiel abandonné aux droits nationaux. Cette situation devrait évoluer prochainement.

    La présente étude a pour objet d’anticiper les premières réalisations concrètes de l’action du législateur européen dans ce domaine, en suggérant la création d’un droit européen de l’exécution en matière civile et commerciale. L’objectif est de garantir la cohérence entre les futurs instruments européens de l’exécution. À cette fin, une stratégie législative à deux échelons est proposée. Le premier échelon se caractérise par l’adoption d’une approche globale de la problématique de l’exécution proprement dite des titres exécutoires au sein de l’Union européenne. À ce stade, il est question de définir les principales notions juridiques s’attachant à l’exécution, de délimiter le champ d’application de l’action de l’Union européenne et de définir les principes directeurs de cette action. Le second échelon de la stratégie législative proposée se caractérise, en revanche, par une approche « sectorielle ». À ce stade, sont visés les premiers instruments européens qui pourraient être adoptés dans le cadre de ce droit. Par souci de réalisme, cette seconde étape de la création d’un droit européen de l’exécution devrait se matérialiser par une série d’interventions ponctuelles, adaptées aux difficultés et aux besoins rencontrés. Différents chantiers prioritaires sont définis, dont la création d’une procédure européenne de saisie conservatoire des avoirs bancaires.

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  • Kramer, X.E. and C.H. van Rhee (eds.), Civil Litigation in a Globalising World, The Hague, T.M.C. Asser Press, 2012.

    Kramer, X.E. and Rhee, C.H. van (eds.), Civil Litigation in a Globalising World, The Hague, T.M.C. Asser Press, 2012.

    This book is an important contribution to the discussion about globalisation of civil procedure. Globalisation of legal matters and the inherent necessity of having to litigate in foreign courts or to enforce judgments in other countries considerably complicate civil proceedings due to great differences in civil procedure. This may jeopardise access to ustice. As a result, the debate on the need for the harmonisation of civil procedure becomes ever more prominent.    This book discusses the globalisation and harmonisation of civil procedure from various angles, including fundamental (international) principles of civil justice, legal history, private international law, law and economics and (European) policy.

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  • Junker, A., Internationales Zivilprozessrecht, München, Beck, 2012.

    Junker, A., Internationales Zivilprozessrecht, München, Beck, 2012.

    Zum Werk Der neue Grundriss lehrt knapp, prägnant und studienorientiert das internationale Zivilverfahrensrecht. Das internationale Zivilverfahrensrecht befasst sich mit den in Deutschland geltenden Regelungen für Zivilprozesse mit Auslandsberührung, für die Anerkennung und Vollstreckung ausländischer Entscheidungen und der internationalen Zuständigkeit deutscher Gerichte. Dieses Gericht gewinnt jüngst immer mehr Bedeutung in der universitären Ausbildung und verselbständigt sich gegenüber dem Internationalen Privatrecht. Ursächlich hierfür ist insbesondere die Harmonisierung der nationalen Rechtsordnungen durch europäisches Recht in diesem Bereich. Abbo Junker, Lehrstuhlinhaber in München und einer der führenden Internationalverfahrensrechtler in Deutschland, legt mit diesem Grundriss eine der wenigen lehrbuchartigen Darstellungen des Themas vor. Das Werk stellt den ausbildungsrelevanten Stoff komprimiert und eingängig dar, lässt aber auch die Bezüge zur Falllösung und zur Rechtspraxis nicht vermissen. Dadurch eignet sich das Buch nicht nur für Jurastudierende und Referendare, sondern auch für Praktiker, die sich in eine für sie neue Materie einarbeiten wollen. Inhalt – Grundlagen – Rechtsquellen – Erkenntnisverfahren – Ausländer als Verfahrensbeteiligte – Familiensachen – Einstweiliger Rechtsschutz – Anerkennung und Vollstreckung Vorteile auf einen Blick – zahlreiche Fälle – prägnante Darstellung – renommierter Autor Zielgruppe Für Studierende, Referendare und Praktiker.

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  • Weber, S.M., Das Internationale Zivilprozessrecht Erbrechtlicher Streitigkeiten, Sipplingen : Jenaer Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, 2012.

    Weber, S.M., Das Internationale Zivilprozessrecht Erbrechtlicher Streitigkeiten, Sipplingen  Jenaer Wissenschaftliche Verlagsgesellschaft, 2012

    Streitige Erbverfahren mit internationalen Bezügen bereiten in prozessualer Hinsicht zwei besondere Schwierigkeiten: Zum einen müssen im Rahmen des deutschen Verfahrensrechts die Wertungen eines fremden materiellen Erbrechts angemessen umgesetzt werden, zum anderen kann die Bestimmung der richtigen Rechtsquelle problematisch sein.
    Sophie Maria Weber untersucht, wie diese Konflikte methodisch gelöst werden können und erörtert zahlreiche Einzelprobleme, wie die Berücksichtigung des fremden materiellen Erbrechts bei Bestimmung der Prozessführungsbefugnis von Testamentsvollstreckern oder der subjektiven Reichweite der Rechtskraft zwischen Erbe und Fremdverwalter.
    Die Autorin legt einen besonderen Schwerpunkt auf die Koordination von Verfahren aus dem Anwendungsbereich der Brüssel I-Verordnung mit spezifisch erbrechtlichen Verfahren. Letztere unterliegen ab dem Jahr 2015 der neuen Europäischen Erbrechtsverordnung, welche in dem Band besondere Berücksichtigung findet.

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