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I. General Overview
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Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 9 (2012): Effects of Judgements (Res Judicata)

Completed in 1990 with updates in 2010.

Albrecht Zeuner and Harald Koch

1. Res judicata. – The effects civil judgments produce may be divided into several general categories based upon their purpose. Among the various categories, the one usually considered encompassed by the principle of res judicata has overriding significance. Broadly speaking res judicata refers to those effects that serve to terminate the litigation and to preclude further controversies concerning the subj…

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Albrecht Zeuner and Harald Koch, “I. General Overview”, 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 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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