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I. Introduction
(1,951 words)

Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 15 (1972): Persons

Completed 31 Oct. 1968, with additions up to 31 Dec. 1970.

Alfred E. von Overbeck

1. Modern law assumes that every human being enjoys legal personality.1 On the other hand, other subjects of law (legal entities) acquire this quality only under conditions which are well-defined and which must be derived from a particular legal system. Where relations containing an international element are involved, it is therefore necessary to solve a problem of private internatio…

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Alfred E. von Overbeck, “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 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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