Chapter 7: THE LAW APPLICABLE TO THE SUCCESSION: OBJECTIVE CONNECTING FACTORS
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The contribution related to the general rule is dealing with the 'last habitual residence' of the deceased and 'the closer connection' as objective connecting factors in determining the law applicable to the succession. It addresses the rationale of choosing habitual residence as a general connecting factor and some crucial aspects of the definition of habitual residence including inter-instrumental interpretation and questions related to social security and civil service matters as well as the habitual residence of children. Several examples serve to illustrate the underlying problems (such as border commuters, medical treatment abroad, sunset years abroad, working abroad and commuting migrants).

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