Course title in Estonian
Course title in English
Private International Law
approximate amount of contact lessons
lecturer of 2018/2019 Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
lecturer of 2019/2020 Autumn semester
lecturer not assigned
The purpose of this course is to teach the theoretical principles of international private law, to explain the key-notions of international private law and the development of the main institutes of international private law; to give overview about the terminology of international private law by introducing the collision norms. International efforts in order to harmonize/unify respective substantial norms of national laws will be dealt also, especially of the Member States of the European Union.
Brief description of the course
In this course the main topics of the international private law will be dealt with according to the course programme, the terminology of international private law will be dealt with as well as the norms of international private law in Estonia. Attention is also paid to the Hague conventions, to other international agreements and relevant acts of the European Union.
Compulsory reading assignments including case briefs, legislation and scholarly articles to be read before lectures and seminars, as assigned by the lecturer and detailed in the course program.
Other tasks may include case analysis, written seminar papers, presentations, independent or group work as detailed in the course program.
Learning outcomes in the course
After a successful completion of the course, a student:
¤ Knows and can explain the nature of the main institutes of international private law, basic principles, set of existing conflict norms, theories, development trends and contemporary problems;
¤ can understand the different aspects of international private law and their specific features in applying those Principles and especially know and can explain the respective legal acts of the European Union;
¤ can apply and use the legal norms of international private law by solving the cases;
¤ can identify and use the sources of the private International law and professional literature and case law for solving the cases in specific disputes;
¤ is able to apply and use different methods of interpretation in order to explain the content and the aim of the norms of international private law.
Other methods as detailed by the lecturer in the course program, including individual or group problem solving exercises, case presentations/analysis, a term or scholarly paper, and attendance and participation in seminar discussions.
Required literature 1 ECTS = 160 pages, 3 ECTS= 480 pages.
1. Fawcett, J., Carruthers, J.M., Cheshire, North & Fawcett, Private International Law, 14th ed. Oxford University Press, 2008
2. Monika Pauknerova. Mandatory Rules and Public Policy. (Annual Conference on Private International and Business Law. Trier, 8-9. October 2009;
3. Regulation (EC) No 593/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 June 2008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I) in: L177/6-16;
4. Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial mattes. In: L 12/1-23.
5. Convention on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial mattes. In: (L 147/5-43). Lugano, 30. October 2007.
1. Ilona Nurmela jt. Rahvusvaheline eraõigus. Loengud. Juura, Tallinn, 2003.
2. A.Alanen. Yleinen oikeustiede ja kansanvälinen yksityisoikeus. Porvoo-Helsinki. Werner Söderström OY, 1965.
3. Magnus, U., Mankowski, P. Brussels I Regulation, Sellier European Law Publishers, 2007
4. Dickinson, A. The Rome II Regulation: The Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations, Oxford University Press, 2008