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  • Symeon C. Symeonides

    Lecture Professor Symeonides: “Private International Law: What’s in a Name?”

    August 5, 2016

    The Cypriot Branch of the International Law Association and Le Club De Droit International cordially invite you to the lecture “Private International Law: What’s in a Name?” by Professor Symeon C. Symeonides, Dean Emeritus and Alex L. Parks Distinguished Chair in Law at Willamette University. The name “Private International Law” (PIL), coined by an American writer (Joseph Story) has prevailed in much of the rest of the world, though not in the United States. The name “Conflict of Laws,” first used by a Dutch writer (Ulrich Huber), has prevailed in the United States but not in Europe. Neither name is entirely accurate, but each of them reflects different assumptions about the nature, scope, and function of this subject. The lecture will examine these assumptions. It will explore, in particular, the extent to which PIL is indeed “Private” or “International” Law.

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  • 32nd IALL Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, Barcelona, 15-19 September, 2013

    32nd IALL Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, Barcelona, 15-19 September, 2013

    October 3, 2013

    Earlier this month, the International Association of Law Libraries (IALL) held its 32nd Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information in the beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain. The conference was made possible by the generosity and hospitality of the Faculty of Law, University of Barcelona. The Peace Palace Library participated!

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  • Private International Law - Research Guide International Law

    Private International Law

    Private international law governs the choice of law to apply when there are conflicts in the domestic law of different countries related to private transactions. This means that there is a dispute or transaction that involves one of the following: what jurisdiction applies regarding the choice of court, forum selection, renvoi (transfer of proceedings), choice of applicable law and recognition or enforcement of a foreign judgment. National laws are the primary sources of private international law.

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