What Has Private International Private Law Achieved in Meeting the Challenges Posed by Globalisation?

19 Pages Posted: 2 Jun 2008

Abstract

The issue of jurisdiction certainly constitutes one of the main challenges of what is commonly called globalisation, i.e. the rapid internationalisation of economic (and, to a somewhat lesser extent, of other) activities. Since legal regulation of these human activities is still largely state-based with the notable exception of the European Union, whose existence and the large body of rules it produces, also raises questions of jurisdiction rules on jurisdiction are necessary to define which part of these activities can be subject to regulation by a given State. This paper aims to examine what private international law has achieved to answer the question of jurisdiction.

Keywords: globalization, law, jurisdiction

JEL Classification: K33

Suggested Citation

Wautelet, Patrick R., What Has Private International Private Law Achieved in Meeting the Challenges Posed by Globalisation?. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1138625 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1138625

Patrick R. Wautelet (Contact Author)

University of Liege ( email )

B-4000 Liege
Belgium

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