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VI. Foreign Public-Law Claims
(9,200 words)

Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 12 (1991): Operation of Foreign Public Law

Completed September 1989, with some additions to 1 Feb. 1990.

Hans W. Baade

A. Foreign Public Law as the Lex Causae

66. “Sovereignorpublicrights. – Choice-of-law rules operate conventionally by private-law categories such as contracts or property or by sub-categories thereof (e.g. credit transactions or acquisitive prescription). Foreign public law, we have seen, readily enters into this scheme as a datum, as a determinant of pr…

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Hans W. Baade, “VI. Foreign Public-Law Claims”, 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 02 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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