From the beginnings of trade, commerce and intercourse among nations, there has always been a need for effective means of resolving international disputes. The courts within individual countries have done their best to meet this need, but have been hampered by the limits to their extraterritorial reach and the logistical difficulties faced by parties trying to conduct litigation from a distance.
"The future role of Australian courts in the resolution of international disputes,"
3, Article 1.
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