Unification of Patrimonial Laws Governing International Trade

Ole Lando

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Should the laws of the world dealing with cross-border transactions be unified? Such unification presupposes an agreement on what we understand by ‘law’ and what its sources are. The drafters of uniform laws and lawyers who are preoccupied with comparative law often ask themselves: Is there, among the nations, a common core of legal values? If there is, this will facilitate legal unification. It will also make the international law-making easier if, in exceptional cases, a court is permitted to disregard a legal rule.
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Review of Private Law
Issue number3/4
Pages (from-to)501-512
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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