Forum Non Conveniens in Quebec: Assessment of a Transplant
MELANGES EN L'HONNEUR DU PROFESSEUR, ALAIN PRUJINER, pp. 345-370, S. Guillemard, Québec: Yvon Blais, 2011
27 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2012 Last revised: 26 Mar 2012
Date Written: June 24, 2011
The doctrine of forum non conveniens was adopted in Quebec private international law with the new Civil Code of 1991 that came into force on 1 January 1994. After almost 20 years, how has this common law transplant adapted to its new environment? This article examines how the jurisdictional discretion was embraced and absorbed into Quebec legal and judicial practice and compares its particularities to those found in other jurisdictions.
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Keywords: jurisdiction, forum non conveniens, Quebec
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