Public International Law vs. Private International Law

Magallona defines, "Public International Law is a body of principles, norms and processes which regulate the relations of States and other international persons, and governs their conduct affecting the interests of the international community of States as a whole." Aust provides, "Private International Law is the body of rules of the domestic law of a State that is applicable when a legal issue contains a foreign element, and it has to be decided whether a domestic rule should apply foreign law or relinquish jurisdiction to a foreign court."