Unsatisfied foreign judgments give rise to complicated questions of private international law. If a claimant fails to obtain satisfaction of a judgment in the country where it has been granted, the question arises as to whether it is enforceable in another country where the defendant is found. It is clear at the outset that owing to the principle of territorial sovereignty a judgment delivered in one country cannot, in the absence of international agreement, have a direct operation of its own force in another. Levy of execution, for instance, cannot issue in...
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