The work offers a comprehensive examination of the legal compatibility of the conflict-of-laws connection of nationality with Community law and thus makes an important contribution to the current discussion on the future of the nationality principle in EU conflict-of-laws law.

The author comes to the conclusion that, within the scope of application of the EC Treaty, the use of the connecting factor of nationality in the private international and procedural law of the Member States is not compatible with the general prohibition of discrimination and the freedom of movement of EU citizens. The link to nationality is not suitable for a future Community-law conflict of laws in family and inheritance law.

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