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II. Normal Parties
(16,847 words)

Volume XVI: Civil Procedure | Chapter 5 (1977): Parties

Completed in July 1975

Ernst J. Cohn

A. Capacity to Be a Party

i. Natural Persons

15. The principle. – All contemporary legal systems agree that on principle every person can be a party to civil proceedings. Restrictions affect the capacity to sue and to be sued otherwise than by the assistance of, or through representation by, another person or the jurisdiction…

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Ernst J. Cohn, “II. Normal Parties”, 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 22 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_160502>
First published online: 2018



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