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P. Šarčević; P. Volken, eds., Yearbook of Private International Law, Volume 1-1999, Kluwer Law International, The Hague1999, XI + 374 pp.

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  21 May 2009

Ralf Michaels
Joseph Story Fellow, Harvard Law School
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1. There is, of course, a yearbook dealing with one important field within private international law, namely civil procedure: Zeitschrift für Zivilprozeβ international – Jahrbuch des Internationalen Zivilprozeβrechts (ZZPInt, Cologne, since 1996), reviewed by G., Wagner, 8 ZEuP (2000) pp. 762764.Google Scholar

3. See already Basedow, J., ‘La reconnaissance des divorces étrangers – Droit positif allemand et politique législative europeenne’, 67 Rev. crit. dr. int. priv. (1978) pp. 461482.Google Scholar

4. See also (as to same-sex relationships) the country reports in Basedow, J. et al. , eds., Die Rechtsstellung gleichgeschlechtlicher Lebensgemeinschaften (Tübingen, Mohr 2000).Google Scholar

5. d'Oliveira, H.U. Jessurun, Het migratierecht en zijn dynamiek: Het artefact van het ‘schijnhuwelijk’ [The dynamics of migration law: the artifact o f ‘sham marriages’] (Deventer, Kluwer 1998).Google Scholar

6. For recent criticism of the nationality principle see Juenger, F.K., ‘The National Law Principle’, in J.F., Gerkens et al. , eds., Mélanges Fritz Sturm, Vol. II (Liège, Editions Juridiques de l'Université de Liège 1999) pp. 15191537;Google ScholarBasedow, J., ‘The Effects of Globalization on Private International Law’, in J., Basedow and T., Kono, eds., Legal Aspects of Globalization (The Hague, Kluwer Law International 2000) pp. 110 at pp. 8–9.Google Scholar

7. Cf., Juenger, F.K., ‘The Need for a Comparative Approach to Choice-of-Law Problems’, 73 Tul. L Rev. (1999) pp. 13091335.Google Scholar

8. See Kegel, G., ‘Story and Savigny’, 37 AJCL (1989) pp. 3966.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

9. The most forceful rebuttal of such unilateral tendencies, combined with a reconception of classical (Savignyan) private international law endorsing new developments, is still Schurig, K., Kollisionsnorm und Sachrecht (Berlin, Duncker and Humblot 1981); see most recentlyGoogle ScholarKegel, G. and Schurig, K., Internationales Privatrecht, 8th edn. (Munich, Beck 2000).Google Scholar

10. See Fentiman, R., [National Report – England], in S., Symeonides, ed., Private International Law at the End of the 20th Century: Progress or Regress? (The Hague, Kluwer Law International 2000) pp. 165190 at p. 189.Google Scholar

11. See already Audit, B., ‘A Continental Lawyer Looks at Contemporary American Choice-of-Law Principles’, 27 AJCL (1979) pp. 589603.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

12. For such a project see Hatzimihail, N., ‘On Mapping the Conceptual Battlefield of Private International Law’, in 13 Hague Yearbook of International Law (2000) (forthcoming).Google Scholar

13. Parra-Aranguren, G., ‘The Venezuelan 1998 Act on Private International Law’, 46 NILR (1999) pp. 383394;CrossRefGoogle ScholarParra-Aranguren, G., ‘La loi vénézuelienne de 1998 sur le droit international privé’, 88 Rev. crit. dr. int. priv. (1999) pp. 209226 with text in French idem at p. 392. Cf.,Google ScholarMaekelt, T.B. de, ‘Das neue venezolanische Gesetz über Internationales Privatrecht’, 64 RabelsZ (2000) pp. 299344, text (Spanish/German) idem at p. 358.Google Scholar

14. On which see Juenger, F.K., ‘Contract Choice of Laws in the Americas’, 45 AJCL (1997) pp. 198208;CrossRefGoogle ScholarSamtleben, J., ‘Versuch iiber die Konvention von Mexiko über das auf internationale Schuldverträge anwendbare Recht’, 18 IPRax (1998) pp. 385394. With regard to the UNIDROIT Principles see alsoGoogle ScholarMichaels, R., ‘Privatautonomie und Privatkodifikation’, 62 RabelsZ (1998) pp. 580626.Google Scholar

15. A comprehensive presentation is Mádl, F. and Vékás, L., The Law of Conflicts and of International Economic Relations (Budapest, Akademiai Kiado 1998).Google Scholar

16. See also, with a different focus, Huang Jin, ‘The Structure of China's Conflicts Law: New Developments of the Rules on Special Commercial Law’, 45 NILR (1998) pp. 188–207; Huang Jin, ‘Commentaries on the Conflict Law in International Commercial Matters in China’, <>.

17. See already Lin, Ma, ‘Die gegenwärtige Entwicklung des chinesischen Internationalen Privatrechts – IPR-Gesetzesentwurf in der Volksrepublik China’, 15 IPRax (1995) pp. 334337.Google Scholar

18. Bonomi, A., Le norme imperative nel diritto intemazionale privato (Zurich, Schulthess 1998) (reviewed by B., Ancel, 87 Rev. crit. dr. int. priv. (1998) pp. 809813;Google ScholarTomljenović, V., Pomorsko medunarodno privatno pravo – izvanugovorna odgovornost za štetu i problem izbora jerodavnog prava [Maritime Private International Law – Extra-Contractual Liability for Damages and Problem of Applicable Law] (Rijeka, Library of the Law Faculty University of Rijeka 1998).Google Scholar