oa Comparative and International Law Journal of Southern Africa - Lex fori or lex loci delicti? The problem of choice of law in international delicts

Volume 30, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0010-4051



In this article a rule for South African conflicts of laws in international delicts is proposed, in the light of the latest private international law developments in Canada. Canada is following the English rule, together with South African courts' implied suggestion that the English choice of law rules will be followed. This necessitates a brief look at the status quo of international delicts in England. Canada's development is followed by a discussion of the position in South Africa. The history of this conflicts rule in South Africa, approaches proposed by local academics and a brief comparative look at the United States, the Netherlands and Australia will be used as a method of introducing a South African rule to be implemented by our courts when the opportunity arises.

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