The subject of declining jurisdiction in private international law is one of enormous practical importance and academic interest. It is also a topic where a comparative approach is particularly revealing. This book contains the 17 national reports and the general report on the subject of `Rules for declining to exercise jurisdiction: Forum Non Conveniens, Lis Pendens'. The Reports were held in Athens/Delphi in August 1994. The list of nations for which a
report has been prepared is as follows: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Quebec, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Israel, Italy, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, and USA.
This book by bringing together all the reports on `Declining Jurisdiction' provides a unique insight into this topic, and, dealing as it does with a key aspect of private international law, fits very well into the Oxford series of monographs on private international law.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 508
Weight: 931 g
Dimensions: 244 x 161 x 33 mm
'Anyone who is interested in conflict of laws problems either as a scholar or in practice must read it and will gain a great deal from it...the national reports can be most usefully understood and compared...The work will be difficult to surpass. It is a magnificent contribution to a comparative understanding of the problems of jurisdiction facing courts around the world...an invaluable addition to the shelves.' * Civil Justice Quarterly *
'well-presented book...to be welcomed as yet another example of a 'vertical' volume in addition to the traditional national collections of reports on any subject written by all the contributors from a particular country...This book opens a new series of Oxford Monographs, under the general editorship of Professor P B Carter, whose aim is to publish work of originality and quality in important areas of private international law. No doubt, the first title fully lives
up to this standard.' * Netherlands International Law Review *
'each national entry is of great interest, many contain thoughtful and balanced legal analysis.' * Lloyd's Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly *