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I. Introduction
(779 words)

Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 9 (1985): Interlocal Conflict of Laws

Completed in October 1979

Edoardo Vitta

1. The notion of interlocal conflict of laws. – In states with several legal systems (henceforth called composite legal systems), the domestic laws are either territorial or personal in character. If territorial, they apply in different legal districts (Rechtsgebiete, according to the precise German term). If personal, several legal systems apply throughout the entire territory of the. state, but each governs only a specific ca…

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Edoardo Vitta, “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 01 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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