Declining Jurisdiction in Private International Law: Reports to the XIVth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Athens, August 1994

Declining Jurisdiction in Private International Law: Reports to the XIVth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Athens, August 1994

Declining Jurisdiction in Private International Law: Reports to the XIVth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Athens, August 1994

Declining Jurisdiction in Private International Law: Reports to the XIVth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, Athens, August 1994

Synopsis

This work addresses the issue of declining jurisdiction in private international law, a subject of immense scholarly and practical importance. It contains 17 national reports and the general report on the subject of "Rules for declining to exercise jurisdiction' which were written for the XIVth congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law held in Athens/Delphi last year. Written by a group of leading scholars, these original papers will be a of great interest to all those interested in the Conflict of Laws and International commercial litigation.

Excerpt

This book is the first contribution to a new series, Oxford Monographs in Private International Law. The aim of the series is to publish works of originality and quality on a number of important and developing areas of private international law. Contemporary private international law is a subject characterised by a marked interaction between scholarly and practitioner interests. The series is designed to accommodate this.

Declining to exercise jurisdiction is a topic which is both intellectually challenging and of great practical importance. Progressive relaxation of rigid legal limitations upon the very existence of jurisdiction has, not surprisingly, given rise to a need for restraint in its exercise. It is important that this need be met in a sophisticated, but well-ordered, way. The present book draws upon the experiences of, and developments in, a wide range of countries. The comparisons and contrasts which emerge are illuminating and could prove to be influential.

Wadham College, Oxford. P. B. CARTER 5 April, 1995 . . .

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