Encyclopedia of Private International Law
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Encyclopedia of Private International Law

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

The role and character of Private International Law has changed tremendously over the past decades. With the steady increase of global and regional inter-connectedness the practical significance of the discipline has grown. Equally, so has the number of legislative activities on the national, international and, most importantly, the European level. With a world-class editor team, 500 content items and authorship from almost 200 of the world’s foremost scholars, the Encyclopedia of Private International Law is the definitive reference work in the field. 57 different countries are represented by authors who shed light on the current state of Private International Law around the globe, providing unique insights into the discipline and how it is affected by globalization and increased regional integration. The Encyclopedia consists of three inter-linked pillars, enhanced by sophisticated search and cross-linking functionality. The first pillar consists of A-Z coverage of the scope and substance of Private International Law in the form of 247 entries. The second pillar comprises detailed overviews of the Private International Law regimes of 80 countries. The third pillar presents valuable, and often unique, English language translations of the national codifications and Private International Law provisions of those countries. This invaluable combination represents a powerful research tool and an indispensable reference resource.
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Codifications

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

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