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French Debates on Desirability of National Code of PIL

The desirability of adopting a French code of private international law in a field dominated by EU law is hotly debated in France.

In October 2022, the French Committee of Private International Law hosted a conference on the project. The text of the presentations is freely available here. The presentations were followed by a Q&A session where a number of French scholars expressed their criticism of the draft code and indeed of the entire project. The drafters of the code have since then responded in writing to these critiques.

Some of the criticisms voiced during this conference were since then published. They include an article by Dominique Bureau and Horatia Muir Watt and an article by Louis d’Avout.