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Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law [MPEiPro]

Jura Novit Curia

Luigi Fumagalli

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 May 2022

Subject(s):
International courts and tribunals, procedure

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 The practice of the law, chiefly in its judicial dimension, often involves the application of principles usually expressed as Latin maxims. This linguistic feature appears to grant the principle expressed by the maxim, considered for application by an adjudicator, an apparent meaning of safe foundation, consolidated over the centuries, because it could be linked to ancient origins and traditional wisdom. These maxims are found in every field of domestic law, expressing principles referred to in criminal, contract, family, tort, or administrative law, and...
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