Dutch Private International Law – Overview 1998-August 2002
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This article provides an overview of the most important developments in Dutch private international law during the period January 1998-August 2002. The stormy codification of Dutch pri-vate international law in separate acts during the 1990’s was in a slower pace continued in the year 2000 and is today almost completed. A complication is the ongoing international codification. The on-going activities of the European legislator, add a third layer to the traditional ‘convention - national law’ scheme, namely those of the regulations. The paper concludes that there will be three important tasks for Dutch private international law and its practitioners in the years to come. The first one is to interpret all the new laws and EU- regulations. The second task will be to bring about a Consolidated law, including all the conflict of laws regulations. The third challenge will be to integrate private inter-national law into the bigger framework of international law, European law and uniform law, since the borderline between these fields will inevitably become less distinct.
- case law
- supreme court