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Launch of a Public Consultation on the French Draft Code of Private International Law

Following the release of a draft code of private international law (announced here), the French Ministry of Justice has launched on 8 June 2022 a public consultation to gather feedback from all stakeholders, including academics, “in order to determine the possible next steps”.

The blog has started to contribute to the discussion (see here on renvoi and here on foreign law) and other comments will follow.

Scope of the Consultation

The consultation template is divided into three main parts. The first part concerns the very principle of adopting written codified rules in the field of private international law, as well as the scope of the code (i.e. purely national or including EU and international rules applicable within the French jurisdiction). The second part allows for general comments on the draft Code (eg. its structure, its material scope). Finally, the third part proposes article-by-article comments (among 207 articles).

Conditions for Participation in the Consultation

The French Ministry of Justice invites interested parties to send comments on the draft code of private international law to consultation-codedip.dacs@justice.gouv.fr using the Word document provided for. Comments that do not respect this format will not be taken into account.

The consultation is open until 30 September 2022.

Marion is law professor at Artois University (France)

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