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Description - Private International Law in Commonwealth Africa by Richard Frimpong Oppong

This book provides a comprehensive and comparative examination of private international law in Commonwealth Africa. It offers an unrivalled breadth of coverage in its examination of the law in Botswana, the Gambia, Ghana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The book is clearly and logically structured - it is organised around broad themes or issues, with country reports and accompanied by detailed commentaries. Drawing on nearly 1500 cases decided by courts in these countries and numerous national statutes, this book covers the four cornerstones of private international law: jurisdiction, choice of law, foreign judgements and arbitral awards enforcement, and international civil procedure. The author also provides an extensive bibliography of the literature on African private international law. Scholars and practitioners alike will find Private International Law in Commonwealth Africa invaluable and illuminating.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781316500675
ISBN-10: 1316500675
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 29mm)
Pages: 560
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Nov-2015
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard Frimpong Oppong

Dr Richard Frimpong Oppong is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Law at Thompson Rivers University in Canada. He was the Director of Studies in Private International Law at The Hague Academy of International Law in 2012. He has published numerous articles and books and has been cited by the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit and the South African Supreme Court of Appeal.