- The Private International Law within the European Union programme is offered at the Radboud University.
- Nowadays it is more and more common that legal relationships have cross-border character. We sign contracts with people who reside in another country, we work in international companies and we buy goods via Internet. We fall in love with foreigners, get married and move to another country to start living and working there. In every case like this there is one very important legal question that arises: which law is applicable to the given case?
- Such cross-border legal relationships are even more common within the EU which provides freedom of movement. In this context, different conflict of rules being in force in different Member States can be understood as an obstacle to freedom of movement. That is the reason why the EU tries to create unified private international law in certain areas of private law, like contractual obligations or succession law. But those EU activities are only the part of the bigger process, which has stated many decades ago, by states signing international agreement, mostly within other international organization, which is The Hague Conference on Private International Law.
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The detailed plan of the course:
- Introduction: Role of private international law and its basic concepts. Public international law vs private international law. Main sources of private international law.
- Private International Law as a Part of European Integration: Cross-border legal relationships and Common Market of the EU. EU competences to unify conflict of laws rules. The Hague Programme of 2004 and its implementation.
- Unification of Private International L aw on the International Level: The meaning of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH). EU as a member of the HCCH. Bilateral treaties.
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- It would be ideal for the participants to have a basic understanding of how European Union law is created and how European Union Institutions work. The basic knowledge of legal matters, especially contract law, will be an asset, but it is not requited.
- Admission Documents: CV
International600 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 600 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
EU/EEA600 EUR/fullTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 600 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
Early bird fee: € 450 / € 540, deadline early bird: 1 March 2021
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