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II. Scrutiny of Foreign Law
(9,817 words)

Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 11 (1994): Public Policy

Completed October 1991, with a few more recent references.

Paul Lagarde

5. If public policy is a ground for rejecting foreign law it is clear that the judge must examine the foreign law before he rejects it. It is even a practical as well as a theoretical necessity. It is a practical necessity if one wishes to limit the realm of the exception of public policy, w…

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Paul Lagarde, “II. Scrutiny of Foreign Law”, 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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