Thesis / Dissertation

International civil litigation: Balancing foreign interests and private rights

Richard Lyndon Garnett, Dale Smith (ed.)

Published : 2019


Foreign elements, expressed in the form of laws, judgments and jurisdictional claims, should be given equal recognition to local interests in the adjudicative process but not so as to thwart the legitimate vindication of private rights. Hence, when defining the boundary of substance and procedure in private international law, procedure should be confined to matters of court process to give wide operation to foreign laws and in the context of jurisdiction, courts should decline to adjudicate where the defendant or action has slender links with the forum. Where however foreign interests operate to defeat the pursuit of legitimate private rights, such as in the case of state immunity and embass..

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