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The role of private international law in the context of the One Belt One Road initiative


Sooksripaisarnkit, P and Garimella, SR, The role of private international law in the context of the One Belt One Road initiative, China's One Belt One Road Initiative and Private International Law, Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, P Sooksripaisarnkit, SR Garimella (ed), Oxford, UK, pp. 1-15. ISBN 9781138563827 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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So one would ask: why is private international law much of a concern in China's One Belt One Road (OBOR) initiative? Indeed, it is a theme of this book that private international law should be a prime focus for this initiative to succeed. Yet academic discourses so far reveal blat,mt ignorance regarding this crucial branch of law. At the same time, the Chinese government, who initiated this gigantic project, has focused its mind only on building infrastructure in support of this initiative. This chapter will start in the first part by explaining what is, exactly, the OBOR. Then, in the second part, it will explain a branch of law called 'private international law' or 'conflict of laws' and what it entails and why it is crucial to the success of the OBOR. Then, in the third part, the authors will summarise the concerns brought up in each chapter of this book, all of which call for the immediate attention of the Chinese government, governments of other countries and those involved in the OBOR.

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Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:private international law, one belt one road
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:International and comparative law
Research Field:Conflict of laws (incl. private international law)
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Legal processes
UTAS Author:Sooksripaisarnkit, P (Dr Poomintr Sooksripaisarnkit)
ID Code:126318
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Maritime and Logistics Management
Deposited On:2018-06-05
Last Modified:2018-12-14

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