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Legal status of Foreigners in International Civil Process: Experience of International Unification

It’s known that foreigners enjoy legal protection comprising free access to courts in the same extent as the nationals of a certain state, and this right doesn’t depend on reciprocity. An indispensable role in the unification of the matters relating to the access of foreigners to courts plays the Hague Conference on Private International Law…

Bilateral Treaties on Legal Aid as an Example of Unification of International Civil Procedure

Bilateral treaties play an important role in international regulation of international procedure matters. Ukraine has nowadays about 30 treaties on legal aid, part of them is binding for Ukraine as the Successor State, and the other was concluded by the independent Ukraine. Bilateral treaties of the “Soviet model” regulated matters of legal aid both in…

Experience of International Unification of Civil Process Reflected in Hague Conventions

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is indeed a world forum of international legal unification: 74 states all over the world and the European Union are Member States of the Hague Conference. The work within the framework of that organization has been carried out more than one hundred years, yielding lots of fruits as…

(Русский) Вопросы Юрисдикции в международных договорах Украины о правовой помощи

Ukraine concluded bilateral agreements with 30 states, the great deal of these agreements arrange inter alia jurisdiction, i.e. which court has a right to consider disputes between the parties. There are several types of jurisdiction, such as general (jurisdiction is indicated by means of a range of specific rules), contractual (parties conclude an exclusive choice…