Private International Law in South Asia - A Few Pointers for Harmonization

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This chapter summarizes the narratives related to Private International Law within the South Asian region. The chapter attempts to critically appreciate the narratives discussed in the preceding chapters. Further the chapter attempts to chart a course of action for revisiting the existing legal regime in the personal law and commercial law spaces. The chapter presents a dual strategy for the law reform effort. It suggests accession to international conventions in this space, especially the important conventions of the Hague Conference within this space. Importantly, the chapter suggests strengthening the regional harmonization efforts, exemplifying through the efforts of similar organizations in other regions. The chapter suggests that harmonized legal platforms in trans-national private law can be achieved through concerted regional efforts and organizations like the SAARC could effectively contribute to the regional harmonization of the law affecting cross-border contracts. The chapter concludes by suggesting accession to the international conventions rather than embarking upon exclusive regional efforts alone.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPrivate International Law
Subtitle of host publicationSouth Asian States’ Practice
EditorsSai Ramani Garimella, Stellina Jolly
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9789811034589
ISBN (Print)9789811034572
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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