Harmonisation of Private International Law - Is It Possible At All?Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit*
School of Law, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
- *Corresponding Author:
- Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit
LLB (Thammasat), LL.M.
(International Commercial Law), PhD (Leicester)
Assistant Professor, School of Law, City
University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Received Date: April 32, 2012; Accepted Date: May 03, 2012; Published Date: May 07, 2012
Citation: Sooksripaisarnkit P (2012) Harmonisation of Private International Law – Is It Possible At All? J Civil Legal Sci 1:e103. doi:10.4172/2169-0170.1000e103
Copyright: © 2012 Sooksripaisarnkit P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Unlike its public international law counterpart, private international law traditionally lies on domestic rules of each jurisdiction. Recently, some trends can be seen both on the regional level and the global level to harmonise private international law rules. What exactly have these attempts achieve? This editorial article seeks to explore and outline attempts on both regional and global levels in harmonising private international law rules. It argues that, like how public international law rules were formulated, a process of harmonisation of private international law requires a consensus among global community. To reach such a consensus, extensive discourses are necessary in order to glean rules which are commonly adopted.