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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Forum Choice and Forum Shopping

Luiz Eduardo Salles

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 30 November 2020

Subject(s):
Res judicata — Comity — Consolidation of claims — Forum shopping — Compulsory jurisdiction — Fork in the road clause — Lis alibi pendens

Published under the direction of Hélène Ruiz Fabri, with the support of the Department of International Law and Dispute Resolution, under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law.

1 International forum choice, that is, the possibility that one or more parties to an international dispute selects one or several forums among those potentially available to hear and entertain a given dispute, has become a factor affecting international dispute settlement given the existence of multiple international tribunals. 2 ‘Forum shopping’ is a corollary of multiple forum choices. It is one of those oft-used expressions in the context of international adjudication that does not have an established, conventional definition, and is subject to rhetorical...
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