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 systematic classification → Comparative law 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. Comparative constitutional reasoning
Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre, Giulio Itzcovich. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2017. - XII, 854 pages. : illustrations. ; 24 cm Introduction: Comparing constitutional reasoning with quantitative and qualitative methods / András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich -- The High Court of Australia / Cheryl Saunders and Adrienne Stone -- The Austrian Constitutional Court / Konrad Lachmayer -- The Supreme Federal Tribunal of Brazil / Conrado Hübner Mendes -- The Supreme Court of Canada / Hugo Cyr and Monica Popescu -- The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic / Zdeněk Kühn -- The European Court of Human Rights / Janneke Gerards -- The European Court of Justice / Giulio Itzcovich -- The French Constitutional Council / Arthur Dyevre -- The German Federal Constitutional Court / Michaela Hailbronner and Stefan Martini -- The Constitutional Court of Hungary / András Jakab and Johanna Frölich -- The Supreme Court of Ireland / Eoin Carolan -- The Israeli Supreme Court / Suzie Navot -- The Constitutional Court of Italy / Tania Groppi and Irene Spigno -- The Constitutional Court of South Africa / Christa Rautenbach and Lourens du Plessis -- The Spanish Constitutional Court / Marian Ahumada Ruiz -- The Constitutional Court of Taiwan / Wen-Chen Chang -- The Supreme Court (House of Lords) of the United Kingdom / Tamas Gyorfi -- The Supreme Court of the United States / Howard Schweber and Jennifer L. Brookhart -- Conclusion / András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich.. - Includes index. - 2017
Keywords: Constitutionalism, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Comparative law, Legal reasoning,

2. The Consecutive Application of Different Types of Sanctions and the Principle of Ne Bis in Idem: The EU and the US on Different Tracks?
The Consecutive Application of Different Types of Sanctions and the Principle of Ne Bis in Idem: The EU and the US on Different Tracks? / Martin Böse. - Oxford ; Portland, Oregon : Hart Publishing. - Pages 211-222 In: Challenges in the Field of Economic and Financial Crime in Europe and the US / edited by Katalin Ligeti and Vanessa Franssen, ISBN 9781509908035: (2017), Pages 211-222. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, United States of America, Economic crimes, Penalty, Ne bis in idem, Criminal justice, Comparative law,

3. Introduction: Comparing constitutional reasoning with quantitative and qualitative methods
Introduction: Comparing constitutional reasoning with quantitative and qualitative methods / András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 1-35 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 1-35. - 2017
Keywords: Constitutionalism, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Comparative law, Legal reasoning,

4. The High Court of Australia
The High Court of Australia / Cheryl Saunders and Adrienne Stone. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 36-74 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 36-74. - 2017
Keywords: Australia, Supreme court, Constitutionalism, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Cases,

5. The Austrian Constitutional Court
The Austrian Constitutional Court / Konrad Lachmayer. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 75-114 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 75-114. - 2017
Keywords: Austria, Supreme court, Constitutionalism, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges,

6. The Supreme Federal Tribunal of Brazil
The Supreme Federal Tribunal of Brazil / Conrado Hübner Mendes. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 115-153 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 115-153. - 2017
Keywords: Brazil, Federal courts, Supreme court, Constitutional law, Constitutional Court, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning,

7. The Supreme Court of Canada
The Supreme Court of Canada / Hugo Cyr and Monica Popescu. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 154-198 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 154-198. - 2017
Keywords: Canada, Supreme court, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning,

8. The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic
The Constitutional Court of the Czech Republic / Zdeněk Kühn. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 199-236 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 199-236. - 2017
Keywords: Czech Republic, Constitutional Court, Judges, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning,

9. The European Court of Human Rights
The European Court of Human Rights / Janneke Gerards. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 237-276 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 237-276. - 2017
Keywords: European Court of Human Rights, Human rights, Constitutional law, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges, European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms (Rome, 4 November 1950),

10. The French Constitutional Council
The French Constitutional Council / Arthur Dyevre. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 323-355 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 323-355. - 2017
Keywords: France, Constitutional Council, Constitutional law, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judicial review of legislation, Judges,

11. The German Federal Constitutional Court
The German Federal Constitutional Court / Michaela Hailbronner and Stefan Martini. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 356-393 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 356-393. - 2017
Keywords: Germany, Federal courts, Constitutional Court, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges,

12. The Constitutional Court of Hungary
The Constitutional Court of Hungary / András Jakab and Johanna Fröhlich. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 394-437 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 394-437. - 2017
Keywords: Hungary, Constitutional Court, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges,

13. The Supreme Court of Ireland
The Supreme Court of Ireland / Eoin Carolan. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 438-470 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 438-470. - 2017
Keywords: Ireland, Supreme court, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges,

14. The Israeli Supreme Court
The Israeli Supreme Court / Suzie Navot. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 471-515 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 471-515. - 2017
Keywords: Ireland, Supreme court, Constitutional Court, Constitutions, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges,

15. The Constitutional Court of Italy
The Constitutional Court of Italy / Tania Groppi and Irene Spigno. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 516-559 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 516-559. - 2017
Keywords: Italy, Constitutional Court, Constitutions, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges,

16. The Constitutional Court of South Africa
The Constitutional Court of South Africa / Christa Rautenbach and Lourens Du Plessis. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 560-603 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 560-603. - 2017
Keywords: South Africa, Constitutional Court, Constitutions, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges,

17. The Spanish Constitutional Court
The Spanish Constitutional Court / Marian Ahumada Ruiz. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 604-640 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 604-640. - 2017
Keywords: Spain, Constitutional Court, Constitutions, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges,

18. The Constitutional Court of Taiwan
The Constitutional Court of Taiwan / Wen-Chen Chang. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 641-678 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 641-678. - 2017
Keywords: Taiwan, Constitutional Court, Constitutions, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges,

19. The Supreme Court (House of Lords) of the United Kingdom
The Supreme Court (House of Lords) of the United Kingdom / Tamas Gyorfi. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 679-722 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 679-722. - 2017
Keywords: Great Britain, House of Lords, Supreme court, Constitutional Court, Constitutions, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges,

20. The Supreme Court of the United States
The Supreme Court of the United States / Howard Schweber and Jennifer L. Brookhart. - Cambridge : Cambridge University Press. - Pages 723-760 In: Comparative constitutional reasoning / edited by András Jakab, Arthur Dyevre and Giulio Itzcovich, ISBN 9781107085589: (2017), Pages 723-760. - 2017
Keywords: United States of America, Supreme court, Constitutional Court, Constitutions, Constitutional law, Judicial review of legislation, Comparative law, Legal reasoning, Judges,

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  • (Judicial) Constitutional Review in the Netherlands: A Comparative Law Blog

    With the provincial elections coming up, the Dutch Legislature this week discussed another important and long discussed topic in Dutch politics. The Dutch parliament for the second time reads the bill that would make judicial constitutional review in the Netherlands possible with regard to certain named constitutional provisions detailing constitutional rights. A bill first introduced by former Second Chamber member Halsema in 2002.

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