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VI. Third Parties
(13,713 words)

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

Completed in July 1975

Ernst J. Cohn

A. Voluntary Intervention

184. General. – All systems enable a third party, under certain circumstances, to intervene on his own initiative in proceedings in which the third party until then was not concerned. Provision for such an intervention may be desirable in order to safeguard the interests of the third party. If,…

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Ernst J. Cohn, “VI. Third 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 15 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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