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International Journal of Private Law

International Journal of Private Law (IJPL)

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International Journal of Private Law (2 papers in press)

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  • RETENTION OF LIMITATION OF LIABILITY IN MARITIME CLAIMS IN MODERN BUSINESS ENVIRONMENT IN THE UK, USA, AND NIGERIA   Order a copy of this article
    by Uju Obuka, Ndubuisi Nwafor 
    Abstract: This paper examines the relevance of limitation of liability in maritime claims in todays business environment in the UK, USA, and Nigeria. The paper finds that the concept is well entrenched in the legislation of many countries especially the ones under review. The authors contend that given the development of modern technologies that greatly reduce the risks inherent in maritime business, the advent of insurance, and the corporate form of ownership of ships which provides ship owners with additional ways to insulate their investments from risk, limitation of liability for maritime claims should be consigned to the dust bin of history.
    Keywords: Limitation of liability; Maritime claims; Modern maritime business environment.

  • Codification of private law in the Republic of Kosovo: the influence of European codifications, European law and challenges   Order a copy of this article
    by Ardrit Gashi 
    Abstract: The paper analyses current developments in the Kosovo legal system in regard to the codification of private law. Such events are often considered historical for a state and its legal system. The paper highlights the importance of codification in light of the theory and practices of the most important codifications in Europe. As well, the same highlights and addresses some of the problems and challenges of codification of private law, focusing on two specific aspects. First, the paper highlights issues deriving from Kosovo's historical, political and legal past as part of the former socialist system, and second, it emphasises the difficulties of drafting a modern civil code in harmony with 'acquis communautaire'. The paper argues that, in a legal sense, the correlation and shifting of the past in the modern ground is demanding and may have legal consequences.
    Keywords: codification; private law; civil code; acquis communautaire; Republic of Kosovo.
    DOI: 10.1504/IJPL.2022.10048534