Non-Uniform Application of European Union Private International Law

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How can private international law contribute to the development of the legal architecture needed to integrate our emerging multi-cultural society?
Key Features

- Opens a cross-regional dialogue, shifting the Eurocentric discussion on diversity and integration to a more inclusive engagement with the Global South in private international law issues
- Promotes a cosmopolitan vision of private international law, as a discipline with the potential to transcend its boundaries to further promote the reality of cross-border integration
- Provides timely insights on the significance of the Brexit vote for rethinking the challenges that legal diversity poses for an integration project

Bringing together world-renowned academics and experienced private international lawyers from a wide range of jurisdictions in Europe and South America, this book explores how the methodologies and techniques of private international law can be used to engage with legal diversity. The contributors explore ways forward and set out a vision of private international law connected to the communication, coordination, cooperation and engagement between legal orders. It provides in-depth analysis of the role of private international law in dealing with legal diversity across a diverse range of topics.

Topics covered include
International cooperation in civil and commercial matters
Labour migration and other migration issues more generally
Cross-border family issues
Consumer protection
Private international law of succession
International contracts
Arbitration and private international law
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDiversity and Integration in Private International Law 
EditorsVerónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm, Maria Blanca Noodt Taquela
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781474447881
ISBN (Print)9781474447850
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2019
EventPrivate International Law: Embracing Diversity Conference - University of Edinburgh , Edinburgh , United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Feb 201724 Feb 2017


ConferencePrivate International Law: Embracing Diversity Conference
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • applicable law
  • international judicial cooperation
  • jurisdiction
  • law o f succession
  • private International Law
  • international public policy


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