Comparative Law

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Comparative Law - Research Guide International Law

Comparative Law is the study of the relationship between legal systems or between rules of more than one system, their differences and similarities. Comparative Law is a method of comparing legal systems, and such comparison produces results relating to the different legal cultures being analysed. Comparative Law also plays a role in a better understanding of foreign legal systems. In this age of globalization and the complexity and intertwinement of international public and private law, it plays an increasing important role in international harmonization and unification of laws, thereby leading to more international cooperation and a better world order. Legislators increasingly make use of foreign law in drafting new legislation and in more and more countries courts draw inspiration from abroad as well. The increasing importance of comparing legal systems is true not only for the academic discipline of Comparative Law as such (where the focus is usually on methodology), but also for specific areas of law.

This Research Guide is intended as a starting point for research on Comparative Law. It provides the basic legal materials available in the Peace Palace Library, both in print and electronic format. Handbooks, leading articles, bibliographies, periodicals, serial publications and documents of interest are presented in the Selective Bibliography section. Links to the PPL Catalogue are inserted. The Library’s classification index code 347. Comparative Law in General and subject heading (keyword) Comparative Law are instrumental for searching through the Catalogue. Special attention is given to our subscriptions on databases, e-journals, e-books and other electronic resources. Finally, this Research Guide features links to relevant websites and other online resources of particular interest.

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1. Legal professional privilege for corporations
Legal professional privilege for corporations : a guide to four major common law jurisdictions / Andrew Higgins. - First edition, impression: 1. - Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014. - XXIX, 281 pages. ; 26 cm Includes bibliographical references and index. - 2014
Keywords: Great Britain, Australia, Canada, United States of America, Public companies, Professional secrecy, Company law, Corporate governance, Ethics, Comparative law,

2. International insurance law and regulation
International insurance law and regulation / Dennis Campbell, editor. - St. Paul, MN : Thomson Reuters, 2014. - 4 volumes. ; 24 cm Includes bibliographical references. - 2014
Keywords: Insurances, Competition, Comparative law, Legal regime,

3. Le Régionalism est-il dépasse?
Le Régionalism est-il dépasse? : Regards croisés sur les politiques européenne et américaine d'immigration / Romain Foucart In: L'Observateur des Nations Unies = ISSN 1281-3389: vol. 35, issue 2, page 85-103. - 2013
Keywords: European Union, United States of America, Immigration, Migration, Comparative law,

4. La asunción contractual de deuda
La asunción contractual de deuda / Ángel Espiniella Menéndez. - Cizur Menor : Civitas, una marca de Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited. - Page 1201-1248 In: Derecho contractual comparado : una perspectiva europea y transnacional / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo (editor), ISBN 9788447043385: (2013), Page 1201-1248. - 2013
Keywords: Debts, Third states, Contracts, Law of contracts, Comparative law, Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts,

5. La obligación de pago
La obligación de pago / Nuria Marchal Escalona. - Cizur Menor : Civitas, una marca de Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited. - Page 1251-1281 In: Derecho contractual comparado : una perspectiva europea y transnacional / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo (editor), ISBN 9788447043385: (2013), Page 1251-1281. - 2013
Keywords: Payments, Contractual obligations, Third parties, Compliance, Contracts, Law of contracts, Comparative law, Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts, European contract law,

6. El cumplimiento de las obligaciones no pecuniarias
El cumplimiento de las obligaciones no pecuniarias / Ricardo Rueda Valdivia. - Cizur Menor : Civitas, una marca de Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited. - Page 1283-1332 In: Derecho contractual comparado : una perspectiva europea y transnacional / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo (editor), ISBN 9788447043385: (2013), Page 1283-1332. - 2013
Keywords: Contractual obligations, Compliance, Third parties, Contracts, Law of contracts, Comparative law,

7. La frustración del contrato
La frustración del contrato / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo. - Cizur Menor : Civitas, una marca de Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited. - Page 1377-1437 In: Derecho contractual comparado : una perspectiva europea y transnacional / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo (editor), ISBN 9788447043385: (2013), Page 1377-1437. - 2013
Keywords: Contracts, Law of contracts, Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts, European contract law, Breach of contract, Comparative law,

8. Las cláusulas de exoneración o limitación de responsabilidad
Las cláusulas de exoneración o limitación de responsabilidad / Carmen Ruiz Sutil. - Cizur Menor : Civitas, una marca de Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited. - Page 1439-1491 In: Derecho contractual comparado : una perspectiva europea y transnacional / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo (editor), ISBN 9788447043385: (2013), Page 1439-1491. - 2013
Keywords: Spain, Contracts, Contractual responsibility, Contractual obligations, Law of contracts, Comparative law, European contract law,

9. La mora en los contratos
La mora en los contratos / Carmen Vaquero López. - Cizur Menor : Civitas, una marca de Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited. - Page 1493-1538 In: Derecho contractual comparado : una perspectiva europea y transnacional / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo (editor), ISBN 9788447043385: (2013), Page 1493-1538. - 2013
Keywords: Contracts, Law of contracts, Contractual obligations, Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts, European contract law, United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 11 April 1980), Comparative law,

10. La resolución del contrato como medio de tutela en caso de incumplimeuinto
La resolución del contrato como medio de tutela en caso de incumplimeuinto / María Luisa Palazón Garrido. - Cizur Menor : Civitas, una marca de Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited. - Page 1539-1596 In: Derecho contractual comparado : una perspectiva europea y transnacional / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo (editor), ISBN 9788447043385: (2013), Page 1539-1596. - 2013
Keywords: Contracts, Breach of contract, Fulfilment of obligation, Pre-contractual liability, Law of contracts, European contract law, Comparative law,

11. La acción de cumplimiento específico en la contratación internacional
La acción de cumplimiento específico en la contratación internacional / Gloria Esteban de la Rosa, Esperanza Gómez Valenzuela. - Cizur Menor : Civitas, una marca de Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited. - Page 1597-1643 In: Derecho contractual comparado : una perspectiva europea y transnacional / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo (editor), ISBN 9788447043385: (2013), Page 1597-1643. - 2013
Keywords: Spain, International contracts, Contractual obligations, Fulfilment of obligation, Comparative law, Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts, European contract law, United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 11 April 1980),

12. La indemnización de daños y perjuicios derivados del incumplimiento del contrato
La indemnización de daños y perjuicios derivados del incumplimiento del contrato / María Luisa Palazón Garrido. - Cizur Menor : Civitas, una marca de Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited. - Page 1645-1691 In: Derecho contractual comparado : una perspectiva europea y transnacional / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo (editor), ISBN 9788447043385: (2013), Page 1645-1691. - 2013
Keywords: Contracts, Contractual responsibility, Breach of contract, Compensation for damage, Comparative law, European contract law,

13. Compensación de créditos
Compensación de créditos / Rosa Miquel Sala. - Cizur Menor : Civitas, una marca de Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited. - Page 1693-1726 In: Derecho contractual comparado : una perspectiva europea y transnacional / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo (editor), ISBN 9788447043385: (2013), Page 1693-1726. - 2013
Keywords: Contracts, Law of contracts, Compensation for damage, Credit, Comparative law, European contract law,

14. La prescripción en el derecho europeo
La prescripción en el derecho europeo / Rosa Ma. García Pérez. - Cizur Menor : Civitas, una marca de Thomson Reuters (Legal) Limited. - Page 1727-1760 In: Derecho contractual comparado : una perspectiva europea y transnacional / Sixto Sánchez Lorenzo (editor), ISBN 9788447043385: (2013), Page 1727-1760. - 2013
Keywords: European Union, Member states, Contracts, Prescription, Law of contracts, European contract law, European private law, Comparative law, Unidroit Principles of International Commercial Contracts,

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International insurance law and regulation / Dennis Campbell. - St. Paul, MN : Thomson Reuters, 2014. - CXVI, 1254 pages. ; 24 cm Includes bibliographical references. - 2014
Keywords: Insurances, Competition, Comparative law, Legal regime,

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International insurance law and regulation / Dennis Campbell. - St. Paul, MN : Thomson Reuters, 2014. - XLVIII, 1298 pages. ; 24 cm Includes bibliographical references. - 2014
Keywords: Insurances, Competition, Comparative law, Legal regime,

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International insurance law and regulation / Dennis Campbell. - St. Paul, MN : Thomson Reuters, 2014. - XLIX, 1316 pages. ; 24 cm Includes bibliographical references. - 2014
Keywords: Insurances, Competition, Comparative law, Legal regime,

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International insurance law and regulation / Dennis Campbell. - St. Paul, MN : Thomson Reuters, 2014. - CXVII, 1276 pages. ; 24 cm Includes bibliographical references. - 2014
Keywords: Insurances, Competition, Comparative law, Legal regime,

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    Busanni, M. and U. Mattei (eds.), Comparative Law, New York, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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    Adams, M., J., Bomhoff (eds.), Practice and Theory in Comparative Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

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