Outlines of international law

Outlines of international law

by Charles H. Stockton
     
 

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.

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This is an EXACT reproduction of a book published before 1923. This IS NOT an OCR'd book with strange characters, introduced typographical errors, and jumbled words. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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ISBN-13:
2940020217607
Publisher:
New York, Chicago [etc.] : C. Scribner''s sons
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NOOK Book
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1 MB

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English-speaking peoples displaying ready obedience to the dictates of honor, justice, and proved utility enshrined in the rules known as the law of nations, or international law." l 3. International Law to Be Distinguished from Other Named Subjects.International law, or international public law, should be distinguished from other international subjects which, though somewhat related, cover to a more or less degree different purposes. These are international private law, or the conflict of laws; international comity, or the comity of nations; international state policy, or diplomacy; and international ethics, or international morality. By defining these subjects in the following paragraphs, we will make the necessary differentiation of the subjects. 4. The Conflict of Laws, or International Private Law. International private law, or, preferably, the conflict of laws, comprises the rules and principles used in deciding cases of private rights which arise from conflicting national systems of law. These rules and principles derive their force from the municipal law and sovereignty of the state which administers them and affects individuals only. Under these rules municipal courts decide upon the jurisdiction of the case and " by what national force it is just that it should be decided." 2 In the United States the various States of the Union are regarded as sovereign from the point of view of the conflict of laws. In general, international private law relates to questions such as those of citizenship, minority, legitimacy, lunacy, the validity of foreign marriages, wills, and contracts, and to the limits of national jurisdiction in private cases. The prevailing principle is that thejural capacity of a person is determined by the law of his domicile.8 5. International Co...

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