The doctrine of Renvoi is a topic in Conflict of Laws that posits a stumbling block to students seeking to understand its extent and how it applies to international matters. This paper attempts to simplify the concept of Renvoi, its applicability, and its suppositions as stated by early 20th-century English legal scholars. The paper begins with an introduction to the doctrine of Renvoi and its meaning per Private International Law; and then proceeds to distill the doctrine further by evaluating the theories concocted by early scholars as to its functionality in law.This paper also looks at the often-quoted types of Renvoi and simplifies the difference(s) between these types as much as possible. Following this, the paper analyses the challenges brought to bear by the application of Renvoi in international matters – challenges that have led to rising arguments for and against the application of the doctrine as is.
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UNILAG Law Review, (2022) Volume 5 Edition 2
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Authored by Philip Oladimeji, AICMC, LL.BLL. B (in view). Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.