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I. Introduction
(4,458 words)

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

Completed October 1991, with a few more recent references.

Paul Lagarde

1. The problem. – The study of the conflict of laws is unlike that of an exact science. Notwithstanding all the precautions taken by those who formulate a rule of the conflict of laws, it can happen that its application leads to an undesirable result. Further, the need to provide a correcting mechanism for the conflicts rule is often frowned upon.

The process of adjustment may concentrate on the technique of determining the applicable…

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Paul Lagarde, “I. Introduction”, 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 24 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_031101>
First published online: 2018



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