This article provides an overview of the most important developments in Dutch private international law, including international procedural law, during the period August 2002-June 2006. Evaluating the developments in the codification of Dutch private international law, the implementation and application of European private international law rules and the low participation of Dutch scholars in the (national and international debate) it is concluded that for both the Legislative Department, practitioners and academics there is still a lot of work to do. As for the bringing about of a Dutch consolidated law in private international law the question might be what the right time is. However, since it is rather unpredictable and doubtful whether there will be a right time in the near future and since international development will continue, it would in my view be best to just go ahead with it. Furthermore an active participation of the Netherlands in international and European developments, and more intensive deliberation by Dutch academics would be desirable.

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Journal I P Rax - Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts
Kramer, X.E. (2007). Overview of Dutch Private International Law 2002-2006. I P Rax - Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts. Retrieved from