The Instrumentalisation of Private International Law: Quo Vadis? Rethinking the 'Neutrality' of Private International Law in an Era of Globalisation and Europeanisation of Private International Law

11 Pages Posted: 10 Oct 2013

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Veerle Van Den Eeckhout

Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law; University of Antwerp

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Date Written: August 22, 2013

Abstract

Private International Law is known as a very abstract, legal-technical and inaccessible discipline. Yet it is striking that PIL issues are conspiciously often interwoven with a number of heated, topical socio-legal debates, see for example the debate on transnational corporate social responsibility, the debate on posting of employees from Eastern to Western Europe, the debate on residency and social-security entitlements of foreigners based on family relationships. Both where it concerns situations governed by European PIL rules and national PIL rules, the question arises what position PIL should take in the forces at play and to what extent PIL can or should still adopt a "neutral" position.

Suggested Citation

Van Den Eeckhout, Veerle, The Instrumentalisation of Private International Law: Quo Vadis? Rethinking the 'Neutrality' of Private International Law in an Era of Globalisation and Europeanisation of Private International Law (August 22, 2013). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2338375 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2338375

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