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

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 procedural right to bring or defend th…

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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 15 January 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_160501>
First published online: 2018

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