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Private international law

The Ministry of Justice is responsible for policy on private international law.

Private international law describes a country’s legal rules that address questions that arise when a transaction, dispute or a family relationship has a connection with two or more countries.These questions might include:

  • Whether a court in a particular country can hear the dispute?
  • Which country's law will be applied to decide the dispute
  • Whether a judgment given by a court in one country can be enforced in another?

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