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II. Foreign Law in the Trial Court
(18,144 words)

Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 14 (1972): The Application of Foreign Law

Completed in January 1970

Imre Zajtay

A. The Application of Foreign Law ex officio

11. The function of the court. – The court applies of its own motion (ex officio) the rules of the law to the facts of the case presented by the parties. Indeed this is the essence of the judicial function: da mihi factum, dabo tibi jus. Of course, in order to apply a rule of law ex officio it is necessary fi…

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Imre Zajtay, “II. Foreign Law in the Trial Court”, 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 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_031402>
First published online: 2018



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