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I. General Remarks
(3,550 words)

Volume XII: Law of Transport | Chapter 1: Introduction to Transport Law and Combined Transports

Completed in January 1972

René Rodière

A. Definition

1. At law, the carriage of goods and of persons is the subject-matter of an agreement called “contract of carriage”. By this contract, one party, called the carrier, agrees with anot…

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René Rodière, “I. General Remarks”, 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 25 January 2022 <>
First published online: 2018

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