A logic for the interpretation of private international law

Alessandra Malerba, Antonino Rotolo, Guido Governatori

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In this chapter we develop more extensively the logical framework introduced in Malerba et al. (Legal Knowledge and Information Systems - JURIX 2016: The Twenty-Ninth Annual Conference, vol.294 of Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence and Applications, pp. 83–92, IOS Press, 2016) to model reasoning across legal systems. The logic extends the system presented in Rotolo et al. (Proceedings of the 15th International Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Law, ICAIL 2015, San Diego, CA, USA, June 8–12, 2015, pp. 99–108). In particular, we propose a logical system that encompasses the various interpretative interactions occurring between legal systems in the context of private international law. This is done by introducing meta-rules to reason with interpretive canons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew developments in legal reasoning and logic
Subtitle of host publicationFrom ancient law to modern legal systems
EditorsShahid Rahman , Matthias Armgardt , Hans Christian Nordtveit Kvernenes
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9783030700843
ISBN (Print)9783030700836
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameLogic, Argumentation and Reasoning
ISSN (Print)2214-9120
ISSN (Electronic)2214-9139


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