Encyclopedia of Private International Law
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Encyclopedia of Private International Law

Edited by Jürgen Basedow, Giesela Rühl, Franco Ferrari and Pedro de Miguel Asensio

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Codifications

Part I: National Statutes and Provisions

  • Albania

    Law No. 10 428 of 2 June 2011 on Private International Law

  • Angola

    Civil Code

    Code of Civil Procedure

  • Argentina

    Commercial and Civil Code of 7 October 2014

  • Australia

    Foreign Judgments Act 1991

  • Austria

    Federal Statute of 15 June 1978 on Private International Law

  • Belarus

    Civil Code of the Republic of Belarus

  • Belgium

    Law of 16 July 2004 Holding the Code of Private International Law

  • Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Act Concerning the Resolution of Conflicts of Laws with the Provisions of Other Countries in Certain Matters

  • Brazil

    Law of Introduction to the Norms of Brazilian Law

    Code of Civil Procedure

  • Bulgaria

    Private International Law Code

  • Canada

    Civil Code of Québec

    Uniform Court Jurisdiction and Proceedings Transfer Act

  • Chile

    Civil Code of 14 December 1855

    Code of Civil Procedure of 28 August 1902

    Law on Civil Matrimony of 7 May 2004

    Organic Court Code of 15 June 1943

  • China

    Law on the Application of Laws to Civil Relationships Involving a Foreign Element of the People’s Republic of China

  • Colombia

    Civil Code

    Code of General Procedure

    Code of Civil Procedure

    Commercial Code

  • Croatia

    Act concerning the Resolution of Conflicts of Laws with Provisions of other States in certain Matters of 1991

  • Cuba

    Civil Code of the Republic of Cuba

    Civil, Administrative Labour and Economic Procedure Act

  • Czech Republic

    Act of 25 January 2012 on Private International Law

  • Denmark

    The Administration of Justice Act

  • Dominican Republic

    Private International Law Act of the Dominican Republic of 5 December 2014

  • Ecuador

    Civil Code of 21 November 1857

    Code of Civil Procedure of 18 May 1987

    Organic Code of the Judicial Function of 3 March 2009

  • Egypt

    Civil Code of the Arab Republic of Egypt

    The Egyptian Code of Civil and Commercial Procedures

  • Estonia

    Private International Law Act

    Code of Civil Procedure

  • Finland

    Marriage Act

    Code of Inheritance

    Act on Registered Partnerships

    Act on Child Custody and Right of Access

  • France

    Civil Code

    Code of Civil Procedure

    Commercial Code

  • Georgia

    Georgian Law on Private International Law

  • Germany

    Introductory Act to the Civil Code of 18 August 1896

    Code of Civil Procedure of 1 October 1879

    p. xxviiiAct on Proceedings in Family Matters and in Matters of Non-contentious Jurisdiction of 17 December 2008

  • Ghana

    Courts Act 1999

    Intestate Succession Law 1981

    Matrimonial Causes Act 1971

    Wills Act 1971

  • Greece

    Greek Civil Code

    Code of Civil Procedure

  • Hong Kong

    Mainland Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance of 1 August 2008

    Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement) Ordinance of 6 May 1960

    Matrimonial Causes Ordinance of 20 January 1967

    Parent and Child Ordinance of 19 March and 19 June 1993

    Wills Ordinance of 13 March 1970

  • Hungary

    Law-Decree No. 13 of 1979 on Private International Law

  • Iceland

    Act no. 91/1991 on Civil Procedure

    Act no. 90/1989 on Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

  • India

    Code of Civil Procedure

    Succession Act 1925

  • Indonesia

    General Provisions of Legislation for Indonesia

  • Iran

    Civil Code of the Islamic Republic of Iran 1928

    Code of Civil Procedure 2000

    Enforcement of Civil Judgments 1977

    Family Protection Act 2013

  • Ireland

    Family Law (Divorce) Act 1996

    Domicile and Recognition of Foreign Divorces Act 1986

    Civil Partnership and Certain Rights and Obligations of Cohabitants Act 2010

    Adoption Act 2010

  • Israel

    Capacity and Guardianship Law, 5722-1962

    Nationality Law, 5712-1952

    Family Amendment (Maintenance) Law, 5719-1959

    Jurisdiction in Matters of Dissolution of Marriage (Special Cases and International Jurisdiction) Law, 5729-1969

    Spouses (Property Relations) Law, 5733-1973

    Succession Law, 5765-1965

    Foreign Judgments Enforcement Law, 5718-1958

    Civil Procedure Rules

  • Italy

    Reform of the Italian System of Private International Law

  • Japan

    Act on the General Rules of Application of Laws

    Code of Civil Procedure

    Civil Execution Act

  • Kazakhstan

    Civil Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan

    Civil Procedure Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan

    Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Marriage (Matrimony) and Family

  • Latvia

    The Civil Law

    Civil Procedure Law

  • Lebanon

    Code of Civil Procedure

    Code of Real Property

    Decree n° 141, 3 October 1933

    Decree n° 109, 14 May 1935

    Decree n° 53, 30 March 1939

    Law of 23 June 1959

    Law of 2 April 1951

  • Liechtenstein

    Statute of 19 September 1996 on Private International Law

  • Lithuania

    Civil Code of the Republic of Lithuania

    Code of Civil Procedure of the Republic of Lithuania

  • Luxembourg

    Civil Code

  • Macau

    Civil Code of 3 August 1999

  • Macedonia

    Private International Law Act

    p. xxixAct for Amending and Supplementing the Private International Law Act

  • Malta

    Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure of 1 May 1855

    Marriage Act of 1 October1975

  • Mexico

    Federal Civil Code

    Federal Code of Civil Procedure

    Code of Civil Procedure for the Federal District

  • Montenegro

    International Private Law Act

  • Mozambique

    Civil Code

    Code of Civil Procedure

  • Netherlands

    Dutch Civil Code

  • New Zealand

    Judicature Act 1908

    Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act 1934

    Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010

  • Nigeria

    Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Ordinance 1922

    Foreign Judgment (Reciprocal Enforcement) Act 1960

    Marriage Act 1914

    Matrimonial Causes Act 1970

  • Paraguay

    Civil Code

    Code of Organization of the Judiciary

    Law Regarding the Applicable Law to International Contracts

  • Peru

    Civil Code of the Republic of Peru

  • Poland

    Act on Private International Law dated 4 February 2011

  • Portugal

    Civil Code

    Code of Civil Procedure

  • Romania

    New Civil Code

    New Civil Procedure Code

  • Russian Federation

    The Civil Code of the Russian Federation

    Civil Procedural Code of the Russian Federation

    Family Code of the Russian Federation

  • Saudi Arabia

    Procedure Code of the Sharî’a Courts

    Execution Law

  • Serbia

    The Law on Resolution of Conflict of Laws with Regulations of Other Countries

    New Private International Law Act of the Republic of Serbia (Draft)

  • Singapore

    Supreme Court of Judicature Act

  • Slovakia

    Act on Private International Law and Procedural Law

  • Slovenia

    Private International Law and Procedure Act of 1999

  • South Africa

    Domicile Act

    Divorce Act

    Enforcement of Foreign Civil Judgments

  • South Korea

    Law Amending the Conflict of Laws Act of the Republic of Korea

  • Spain

    Civil Code of 24 July 1889

    Organic Law 6/1985 of 1 July on the Judiciary

    Law 29/2015 of 30 July on International Legal Cooperation in Civil Matters

  • Sweden

    Code of Judicial Procedure

    Act Concerning Conflict of Laws in Regard to Succession

    Act on International Legal Relations Concerning Adoption

    Ordinance on Examination of Foreign Decisions on Adoption

    Intercountry Adoption Intermediation Act

  • Switzerland

    Federal Act of Private International Law

  • Taiwan

    Act Governing the Choice of Law in Civil Matters Involving Foreign Elements

  • Thailand

    Act on Conflict of Laws

  • p. xxxTunisia

    Code of Private International Law

  • Turkey

    Code of Private International Law and International Civil Procedure

  • Ukraine

    Law of Ukraine on Private International Law

  • United Kingdom

    Private International Law (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1995

  • Uruguay

    Appendix to the Civil Code

    Code of Civil Procedure

  • USA

    United States Code

    Louisiana Civil Code

    Oregon Revised Statutes

    Uniform Commercial Code

    Uniform Foreign-Country Money Judgments Recognition Act 2005

    Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act 1997

    Uniform Interstate Family Support Act 2008

  • Venezuela

    Venezuelan Act on Private International Law

  • Vietnam

    Civil Code

    Civil Procedure Code

    Marriage and Family Law

Part II: International Conventions

  • Sánchez de Bustamante Code of Private International Law

  • Kiev Treaty Concerning the Modalities of the Settlement of Disputes Related to the Exercise of Commercial Activity

  • Minsk Convention on Legal Assistance and Legal Relations in Civil, Family, and Criminal Matters