Comparative Law and Private International Law

Mathias Reimann

in The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Law

Published in print November 2006 | ISBN: 9780199296064
Published online September 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Law

 Comparative Law and Private International Law

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This article claims that comparative law and private international law (conflict of laws) have long had an intimate relationship. Traditionally, comparative law has interacted with private international law in three basic dimensions which can loosely be termed academic, legislative, and judicial. Comparative law has made private international law the object of scholarly study; it has assisted in the making of private international law rules; and it has provided a method for the application of existing conflicts norms. Recently, however, the emergence of supra-national legal orders has had a significant impact on the relationship between these disciplines, which are now jointly facing the challenges posed by the coexistence of overlapping legal regimes on multiple levels. These challenges can only be met through even greater cooperation than in the past.

Keywords: private international law; conflict of laws; multiple legal orders; universal rights norms

Article.  16170 words. 

Subjects: Law ; Comparative Law

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