The population of the Caribbean territories of the Dutch Kingdom – Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten and Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba – can be described as a strongly “transmigrating population”. This means that both domestic and foreign legal practitioners are regularly confronted with a question that can only be answered with the help of the rules of private international law of the Caribbean territories. Identifying these rules is not an easy task: textbooks, journal articles and an overview of relevant (published) recent case law and regulations in this field, are absent. This collection of the written rules of private international law – treaties and domestic regulations – applicable in the Caribbean territories, attempts to fill a part of that gap.
Mr. dr. M. Snel is visiting lecturer privaatrecht en methodologie van de rechtswetenschap aan de University of Curaçao.