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I. General
(2,599 words)

Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 5 (1977): Parties

Completed in July 1975

Ernst J. Cohn

A. Concepts

1. The concept of party in general. – The concept of party is common to all systems. It comprises the person, body or organisation named as plaintiff, as well as the person, body or organisation named as defendant in a lawsuit. It has, as such, no contact with terms denoting entitlement under substantive law or even with the procedur…

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Ernst J. Cohn, “I. General”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 22 April 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_160501>
First published online: 2018



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