Foreign Law and Foreign Ideas in the English Courts

The Contemporary English Contribution to the Use of Foreign Law and Contemporary Methodology

Markesinis, B.S.

1998 | 20 pages | ISBN 90-6984-213-0 | free

English lawyers are sometimes thought of as being as Europhobic as some of their politicians. As heirs to a long, original and, on the whole, successful legal tradition they would, many would argue, be perfectly within their rights to wish to safeguard their system and not to be anxious to replace it except where it was shown to be in need of reform. In this book, the author argues that the reality doen not correspond to this image. Based on recent court decisions and cases, Markesinis traces the impact of foreign law on two areas of law, human rights and pure, private law and explains the internationalist trend in English law practice.