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Private International Law in Commonwealth Africa

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  • Date Published: November 2015
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781316500675

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  • This book provides a comprehensive and comparative examination of private international law in Commonwealth Africa. It offers an unrivalled breadth of coverage in its examination of the law in Botswana, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The book is clearly and logically structured - it is organised around broad themes or issues, with country reports and accompanied by detailed commentaries. Drawing on nearly 1500 cases decided by courts in these countries and numerous national statutes, this book covers the four cornerstones of private international law: jurisdiction, choice of law, foreign judgements and arbitral awards enforcement, and international civil procedure. The author also provides an extensive bibliography of the literature on African private international law. Scholars and practitioners alike will find Private International Law in Commonwealth Africa invaluable and illuminating.

    • The first book of its kind to provide a detailed yet concise commentary on the laws of fifteen Commonwealth African countries
    • Covers all four legs of private international law: jurisdiction, choice of law, judgement enforcement and international civil procedure
    • Contains nearly 1500 cases as decided by courts across Commonwealth African regions to exemplify the legal principles and decisions in the relevant countries
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    Awards

    • Winner of the 2013 American Society of International Law Prize in Private International Law

    Reviews & endorsements

    '[This] book is a remarkable tour de force, which will be of use to all practitioners who need to engage with private international law in these countries, and will surely inspire debate on the development and reform of this law in Africa and elsewhere in the world.' Gordon R. Woodmana, Commonwealth Law Bulletin

    '… this is a valuable book. It will no doubt be of interest to practitioners and academics in Africa and beyond. Through its clear and authoritative exposition of the existing principles of law in the countries which it covers, the book enriches the reader's knowledge of a hitherto much-neglected area of private international law. In this regard, Private International Law in Commonwealth Africa has the potential to kick-start a debate on a wide range of issues within and outside Africa. For his endeavours in laying the foundations for that debate, Dr Oppong's work deserves much credit.' Ardavan Arzandeh, Common Law World Review

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2015
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781316500675
    • length: 560 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 30 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Part I. Preliminary Matters:
    1. Conceptual issues in choice of law
    2. Foreign law
    3. Domicile
    Part II. Jurisdiction:
    4. Bases of jurisdiction
    5. Forum non conveniens, lis alibi pendens and forum selection
    6. Limitations on jurisdiction
    Part III. Obligations:
    7. Contract
    8. Torts
    9. Foreign currency obligations
    10. Bills of exchange
    Part IV. Family Law:
    11. Marriage
    12. Bills of exchange
    13. Children
    Part V. Property, Succession and Administration of Estates:
    14. Property
    15. Succession
    Part VI. Foreign Judgements and Arbitration Awards:
    16. Administration of estates
    17. The common law regime for enforcing foreign judgements
    18. The statutory regimes for enforcing foreign judgements
    19. Recognition and enforcement of foreign arbitration awards
    Part VII. International Civil Procedure:
    20. Remedies in support of or against foreign judicial and arbitral proceedings
    21. International judicial assistance
    22. Security for costs.

  • Author

    Richard Frimpong Oppong, Thompson Rivers University, Canada
    Dr Richard Frimpong Oppong is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University in Canada. He was the Director of Studies in Private International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2012. He has published numerous articles and books and has been cited by the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and the South African Supreme Court of Appeal.

    Awards

    • Winner of the 2013 American Society of International Law Prize in Private International Law

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