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I. Introduction
(3,121 words)

Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 6 (1990): Renvoi

Completed in May 1988

J. Georges Sauveplanne

A. The Nature and Origins of Renvoi

1. The nature of private international law. – The bulk of rules on modern conflict of laws consists of rules enacted by national legislatures or laid down in decisions given by national courts.1 Apart from a small number contained in international treaties and conventions, these rules are developed on the level of …

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J. Georges Sauveplanne, “I. Introduction”, 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 24 March 2023 <>
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