Evolving Trend of Domicile and Nationality in Private International Law with special reference to Nepal
Keywords:domicile, habitual residence, foreign element, civil code, nationality
Understanding the domicile and nationality is the key to properly adjudicating a case involving a foreign element by the judiciary. In this milieu, this paper aspires to analyse the concept of domicile and nationality with its evolving trend and evaluate the Nepalese judicial and legal policy on domicile and nationality through observation of international and local practices. Furthermore, this paper aims to trace the current policy gap in the legal and judicial interpretation of the domicile and nationality in the Nepalese context, including the citizenship bill. The paper concludes that connecting factors need to be used contextually on a case-to-case basis with proper policy genesis. It also prescribes key recommendations to address existing gaps, such as interpreting the habitual residence and nationality, domesticating the various Convention on the PIL such as Hague Conference on PIL, Law Applicable to Matrimonial Property Regimes, 1978, Celebration and Recognition of the Validity of Marriage, 1978, etc.
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Legislations and International Law
Celebration and Recognition of the Validity of Marriage 1978
Constitution of Nepal
Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women 1979
Convention on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, 2007
Convention on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations, 1970
Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matter, 1971
Domicile and Matrimonial Proceedings Act 1973
E.U. Regulation, No. 650/2012
E.U. Regulation on the Law Applicable to Contractual Obligations, 2008
E.U. Regulation on the Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations, 2007
Hague Conference on PIL
Hague Convention of the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction 1980
Income Tax Act 2002
Law Applicable to Matrimonial Property Regimes 1978
Non-Resident Nepali Act 2008
National Civil Code 2017
Succession Act 1965
Treaty Act 1990
Wills Act 1963
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