Droit international privé


Private International Law - Research Guide International Law

Le droit international privé régit les conflits de lois entre les droits des différents droits nationaux de différents pays liés à des transactions privées. Cela signifie qu'il existe un litige ou une transaction qui implique l'un des éléments suivants: détermination de la juridiction compétente - choix du tribunal, choix du for, renvoi (transfert de procédure), choix du droit applicable et reconnaissance et exécution d'un jugement étranger. On parle aux États-Unis, au Canada, et plus récemment en Angleterre de "conflict of laws". Les droits nationaux sont les sources primaires du droit international privé. Cependant, le droit international privé est également compris dans des traités et des conventions, des modèles de lois, des guides juridiques, et d'autres instruments qui régulent les transactions. Le droit international privé concerne de nombreux sujets, tels que les contrats (internationaux), les délits (lex loci delicti), les questions familiales, la reconnaissance des jugements, l'adoption et l'enlèvement d'enfants, la propriété réelle (lex rei sitae), la propriété intellectuelle.

Le présent guide de recherche se veut un point de départ pour mener des recherches en droit international privé. Il fournit les textes juridiques de base disponibles à la Bibliothèque du Palais de la Paix, qu'il s'agisse de documents imprimés ou de documents sous format électronique. La section intitulée "Bibliographie sélective" présente une sélection de manuels, d'articles importants, de bibliographies, de publications périodiques, de publications en série et de documents pertinents. Des liens permettent de rejoindre le catalogue PPL. Le code de classification de la bibliothèque 261. Droit international privé: Ouvrages généraux; Essais divers, 262. Droit international privé des différents États et le mot-matière (mot-clef) Droit international privé permettent d'effectuer des recherches dans le catalogue. Une attention particulière est prêtée à nos inscriptions aux bases de données, revues électroniques, livres électroniques et autres ressources électroniques. Enfin, le présent guide de recherche contient des liens vers des sites Internet pertinents et d'autres ressources en ligne présentant un intérêt particulier.


Reference works


Leading articles


Periodicals, serial publications


Systematic classification → Private international law

In General

Law of Persons, Family Law and Related Matters

Commercial Law, incl. Contracts and Corporations


Law of Procedure

New titles

1. Internationales Familienrecht
Internationales Familienrecht / von Dr. Marco Nademleinsky und Univ.-Prof. Dr. Matthias Neumayr. - 2. Auflage. - Wien : Facultas, 2017. - XXI, 339 pages. ; 24 cm First edition: 2007. - Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2017
Keywords: Austria, Family law, Private international law, European family law,

2. Internationales Familienrecht
Internationales Familienrecht / Ulrike Christine Walter. - Wien : Verlag Österreich, 2017. - XVI, 141 pages. ; 24 cm. - (Praxisliteratur) Includes bibliographical references. - 2017
Keywords: Austria, Family law, Private international law, European family law,

3. The foundation of choice of law
The foundation of choice of law : choice and equality / Sagi Peari. - New York : Oxford University Press, 2018. - 1 online resource Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2018
Keywords: Canada, United States of America, Europe, Choice of law, Party autonomy, Law of public order, Private international law,

4. Derechos de inspiración islámica y celebración del matrimonio en España: Problemas de aplicación
Derechos de inspiración islámica y celebración del matrimonio en España: Problemas de aplicación / María Asunción Cebrián Salvat In: Revista electrónica de estudios internacionales = ISSN 1697-5197: (2017), issue 34 (dec), page 1-50. - 2017
Keywords: Spain, Marriage, Private international law, Choice of law, Islamic law,

Choix de bibliothécaire

  • Hay, P., Borchers, P.J. and Freer, R.D., Conflict of Laws: Private International Law Cases and Materials, St. Paul, MN, Foundation Press, 2017.

    Hay, P., Borchers, P.J. and Freer, R.D., Conflict of Laws: Private International Law Cases and Materials, St. Paul, MN, Foundation Press, 2017.

    The authors of the fifteenth edition are proud of the book’s heritage, which dates to 1936. At the same time, they are mindful of the needs of students and professors addressing the Conflict of Laws eight decades later. We have added the subtitle “Private International Law” to acknowledge the more common title of the subject outside the U.S., as well as to alert students that they will face a blend of domestic and international issues once they become lawyers. As an intellectual matter, the conflicts course presents rich and nuanced doctrine. As a professional matter, every litigator will face issues raised in this course. As a practical matter, an increasing number of students are drawn to the course because it is tested on the bar exam in every state that has adopted the universal bar exam or the multistate essay exam. The authors recognize the need, therefore, to provide appropriate review of civil procedure to allow the student to transition to the study of conflicts.

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  • Encyclopedia of Private International Law, Cheltenham, Edward Elgar Publishing, 4 vols., 2017.

    The role and character of Private International Law has changed tremendously over the past decades. With the steady increase of global and regional inter-connectedness the practical significance of the discipline has grown. Equally, so has the number of legislative activities on the national, international and, most importantly, the European level. With a world-class editor team, 500 content items and authorship from almost 200 of the world’s foremost scholars, the Encyclopedia of Private International Law is the definitive reference work in the field. 57 different countries are represented by authors who shed light on the current state of Private International Law around the globe, providing unique insights into the discipline and how it is affected by globalization and increased regional integration. The Encyclopedia consists of three inter-linked pillars, enhanced by sophisticated search and cross-linking functionality. The first pillar consists of A-Z coverage of the scope and substance of Private International Law in the form of 247 entries. The second pillar comprises detailed overviews of the Private International Law regimes of 80 countries. The third pillar presents valuable, and often unique, English language translations of the national codifications and Private International Law provisions of those countries. This invaluable combination represents a powerful research tool and an indispensable reference resource.

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  • Cuniberti, G., Conflict of Laws: a Comparative Approach: Text and Cases, Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017.

    The Conflict of Laws, also known as private international law, is a field of the greatest importance in an increasingly globalized world. The analysis of any legal issue, in a case involving more than one country, must start with an assessment of which court could potentially hear the case and which law it would apply.
    Contrary to other manuals or casebooks, which focus on the law of one jurisdiction, this casebook offers a comparative treatment of the field. On each issue, materials from several jurisdictions are discussed and compared. The approach centers on comprehending the common principles of the field, but also highlights the fundamental differences.
    This casebook systematically presents and compares the laws of four jurisdictions: the United States, the European Union, France and England (where left untouched by EU harmonization). It offers additional insight into rules applicable in China and Japan and also discusses remarkable solutions adopted in a wide range of jurisdictions such as Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Canada and Tunisia. All materials from non-English speaking jurisdictions have been translated into English.

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  • Fawcett, J.J., Shúilleabháin. M.N., Shah, S., Human Rights and Private International Law, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016.

    A comprehensive analysis of the relationship between human rights and private international law. Contains a focussed discussion of individual rights through human rights jurisprudence and the imapct of this on aspects of private international law. The book treats  numerous English private international law cases discussing human rights concerns arising in the commercial law context, alongside high profile cases dealing with torture and same sex marriage.The right to a fair trial is central to the intersection between human rights and private international law, and is considered in depth along with the right to freedom of expression; the right to respect for private and family life; the right to marry; the right to property; and the prohibition of discrimination on the ground of religion, sex, or nationality. Focussing on, though not confined to, the human rights set out in the ECHR, the work also examines the rights laid down under the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and other international human rights instruments.

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  • Polishing the Golden Rule of International Copyright Protection

    This week’s fascinating guest blog concerns the national treatment principle that deals with the issue of non-discrimination in international intellectual property law. The blog provides a brief overview of the development of this eminent principle in international conventions protecting copyright. Dr. Danny Friedmann combines intellectual rigor with clever anecdotes in this blog. Find out why Charles Dickens complained about the unfairness of the massive piracy of his books in the United States and how a former copyright pirate like Belgium could transform itself to a copyright advocate.

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  • Perspectives on Mass Violence: Peace and Conflict Studies and Genocide Studies Compared

    This week’s compelling guest blog compares the fields of Conflict Studies with Genocide Studies, its intriguing differences and similarities and the general lack of cross-pollination between them, even though they both deal with questions of collective violence and individual participation in violence. The author, Kjell Anderson, is a jurist and social scientist and works in both fields of Conflict Studies and Genocide studies.

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  • The Hague Abduction Convention: Nice in Theory, Difficult in Implementation

    The Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction seeks to protect children from the harmful effects of abduction and retention across international boundaries by providing a procedure to bring about their prompt return. To implement these objectives, the Convention creates a system of close co-operation among the judicial and administrative authorities of the Contracting States and requests Contracting States to use the most expeditious procedures available under their own laws for Convention proceedings. A recent decision of the Japanese Supreme Court shows the conflict between the desire to protect factual situations altered by the wrongful removal or retention of a child, and that of guaranteeing respect for the legal relationships which may underlie such situations.

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  • The Harmonization of European Family Law: Work in Progress

    With the aim of offering citizens in the European Union legal certainty in cross border family law situations the EU has increasingly come to define key aspects of jurisdiction, applicable law and recognition and enforcement of judgments on divorce, maintenance, and disputes over children, including international child abduction, and provided new frameworks for cross-national cooperation. This blog gives an overview of the main EU regulations in the field of international family law.

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  • The Hague Academy of International Law: Celebrating 90 Years of Academic Excellence

    On July 24, 1923, ten years after the opening of the Peace Palace, the Hague Academy of International Law was solemnly inaugurated in the Peace Palace ‘to teach subjects which are most important from the point of view of theory, practice, legislation and international jurisprudence, in particular from deliberations of conferences and arbitral awards’ (Art. 3 of its statute adopted in 1914).

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  • Shell and Ogoni People : (s)oil pollution in the Niger Delta

    On January 30, 2013, the court (Rechtbank) in the Hague, The Netherlands, ruled that Royal Dutch Shell can be held partially responsible for pollution in Nigeria’s Niger Delta region and ordered it to pay damages to one farmer. The Dutch court dismissed four out of five allegations of the Ogoni people against the oil company. Although Shell blames the oil pollution to sabotage, activists say the case could set a precedent for damage claims related to the foreign activities of multinational companies.

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  • Immunities in Public and Private International Law - 9th Session of the Seminar for Advanced Studies, 13-19 January 2013

    Each year the Hague Academy of International law, one of the most renowned academic institutions in Europe, holds a seminar devoted to various aspects of public and private international law. The theme of this year’s seminar will be: ”Les immunités en droit international public et privé” (Immunities in public and private international law). This Programme of Advanced Studies will take place from 13 to 19 January 2013 at the Academy building in The Hague.

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  • Inspiration and innovation in international law and politics, 100 years Nobel peace prize Tobias Asser

    The conference in honor of the late Tobias Asser, a hundred years after receiving the Nobel peace prize, featured a day long program with various speakers, presentations and panel discussions. The following is a selection of the opinions delivered by some of the most prominent speakers on the subjects of public international law and private international law. For a more detailed account of the life and legacy of Tobias Asser, please see ‘The learned guide of our nation …’.

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