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030177 SE Seminar in International Law - Limits to extraterritorial juristication (2016S)

- intern. Economic Law (for undergraduate and graduate students)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration via email: katharina.erhart@univie.ac.at
Registration prerequisites: knowledge of international law evidenced by law degree or diploma exam in international law attached to registration email


Language: German, English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 17.03. 17:00 - 19:00 Seminarraum SEM42 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG (Kickoff Class)
Monday 06.06. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM43 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG
Tuesday 07.06. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM43 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, 4.OG


Aims, contents and method of the course

This seminar examines the interrelations between public and private international law from a historical, dogmatic and practical standpoint. The various issues of those subject areas will be explored and possible similarities compiled. Participants will discuss the topics via oral presentations and written papers.

Assessment and permitted materials

Seminar paper, presentation and discussion participation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Assessment of the written exposes, the oral presentation of the doctoral project (20 minutes) and subsequent discussion.

Examination topics

Seminar topics (students' suggestions may be approved at first meeting):
Ein völkerrechtliches IPR? (Zitelmann und Bleckmann)
Völkerrecht und IPR als getrennte/gemeinsame Fächer in Forschung und Lehre
Völkerrechtliche Grenzen für Kollisionsnormen oder bloß für (inhaltliche) staatliche Regelungsbefugnis?
Die comitas Lehre im IPR
Transnationales Wirtschaftsrecht - Verknüpfung von Völkerrecht und IPR
Völkerrechtliche Mindeststandards als Ausdruck des ordre public
The genuine link in public and private international law
The non-application of foreign law as a result of non-recognition
The foreign revenue law principle (Holman v. Johnson)
The 1874 IDI Resolution on private international law
The codification and unification of conflict of law rules
The extraterritorial application of domestic law as a public and private international law issue
The US Alien Tort Claims Act - General Overview
The US Alien Tort Claims Act - Specific Conflict of Law Issues
Holding Transnational Corporations Accountable for Human Rights Abuses in European Courts - A European Alien Tort Claims Act?
The Altman Case US Supreme Court
The recent ÖBB US Supreme Court Case
OGH 3Ob30/83 (internationaler ordre public)
OGH 1Ob2313/96w und OGH 4Ob2304/96v (Eigentumsrechtsnachfolge Nationalbank Jugoslawien)
1Ob171/50 (1Ob167/49) Hoffmann/Dralle (extraterritoriale Wirkung von Enteignungsmaßnahmen)
1OB581/82 (effektive Nahebeziehung/genuine link als Voraussetzung zur Ausübung von Jurisdiktionsgewalt);
3Ob38/86 (Exekution in Botschaftskonten).

Reading list

Pfeiffer, Private International Law, Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (2008); De Boer, Living Apart Together: The Relationship Between Public and Private International Law, Netherlands Int’l L. Rev. 57(2) (2010) 183; Sim, Choice of Law and Anti-Suit Injunctions: Relocating Comity, ICLQ 62 (2013) 703; Goode, Transnational Commercial Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (2007); Mann, The Doctrine of Jurisdiction, Receuil des Cours III (1964); Mallinak, The Revenue Rule: A Common Law Doctrine for the Twenty-First Century, Duke J. Comp. & Int’l L. 80 (2006) 79; Silver, Modernizing the Revenue Rule: The Enforcement of Foreign Tax Judgments, Ga. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 22 (1992) 609; Kohl, Corporate Human Rights Accountability: The Objections of Western Governments to the Alien Tort Statute, ICLQ 63 (2014); Kaeb and Scheffer, The Paradox of Kiobel in Europe, AJIL 107 (2013) 852; McCorquodale, Waving Not Drowning: Kiobel Outside the United States, AJIL 107 (2013) 846; Mostajelean, Foreign Alternatives to the Alien Tort Claims Act, The Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev. 40 (2008) 497

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