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. International Report
International Report / Pranvera K̈ëllezi. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 3-41 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 3-41. - 2016
Keywords: Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law,

2. Austria
Austria / Gerhard Fussenegger. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 77-102 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 77-102. - 2016
Keywords: Austria, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, Administration of justice,

3. Belgium
Belgium / Jenna Auwerx. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 103-134 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 103-134. - 2016
Keywords: Belgium, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, Administration of justice,

4. Brazil
Brazil / José C.M. Berardo and Bruno B. Becker. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 135-154 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 135-154. - 2016
Keywords: Brazil, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, Administration of justice,

5. Hungary
Hungary / Anikó Keller. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 249-281 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 249-281. - 2016
Keywords: Hungary, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, Administration of justice,

6. Italy
Italy / Alberto Camusso. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 283-304 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 283-304. - 2016
Keywords: Italy, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, Administration of justice,

7. Poland
Poland / Aksander Stawicki, Bartosz Turno, Tomasz Feliszewski, Krysztof Kanton, and Karzyna Karasiewicz. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 305-328 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 305-328. - 2016
Keywords: Poland, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, Administration of justice,

8. Serbia
Serbia / Darija Ognjenovic. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 329-346 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 329-346. - 2016
Keywords: Serbia, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, Administration of justice,

9. Spain
Spain / Julia Suderow and Amaya Angulo Garzaro. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 347-383 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 347-383. - 2016
Keywords: Spain, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, Administration of justice,

10. Switzerland
Switzerland / Daniel Emch, David Neuenschwander, and Alisa Burkhard. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 385-397 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 385-397. - 2016
Keywords: Switzerland, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, Administration of justice,

11. United Kingdom
United Kingdom / Marc Israel. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 399-426 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 399-426. - 2016
Keywords: Great Britain, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, Administration of justice,

12. United States of America
United States of America / Emilio E. Varanini. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 427-454 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 427-454. - 2016
Keywords: United States of America, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, Administration of justice,

13. International Report
International Report / Vincenzo Franceschelli. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 457-490 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 457-490. - 2016
Keywords: Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

14. Austria
Austria / Max W. Mosing. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 491-506 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 491-506. - 2016
Keywords: Austria, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

15. Begium
Begium / Jan Clinck and Benjamin Docquir. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 507-532 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 507-532. - 2016
Keywords: Belgium, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

16. Brazil
Brazil / Paulo Parente Marques Mendes. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 533-537 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 533-537. - 2016
Keywords: Brazil, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

17. Bulgaria
Bulgaria / Teodora V. Tsenova. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 539-549 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 539-549. - 2016
Keywords: Bulgaria, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

18. Czech Republic
Czech Republic / Karin Pomaizlova. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 551-557 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 551-557. - 2016
Keywords: Czech Republic, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

19. France
France / Mary-Claude Mitchell, Jean-Louis Fourgoux, Tiphaine Delannoy, and Rachel Nakache. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 559-578 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 559-578. - 2016
Keywords: France, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

20. Germany
Germany / Thomas Hoeren. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 579-604 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 579-604. - 2016
Keywords: Germany, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

21. Hungary
Hungary / Zsófia Lendvai. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 605-615 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 605-615. - 2016
Keywords: Hungary, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

22. Italy
Italy / Francesca La Rocca. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 617-631 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 617-631. - 2016
Keywords: Italy, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

23. Switzerland
Switzerland / Adrien Alberini. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 633-656 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 633-656. - 2016
Keywords: Switzerland, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

24. United Kingdom
United Kingdom / Bill Batchelor and Luca Montani. - Switzerland : Springer. - Pages 657-679 In: Compatibility of Transactional Resolutions of Antitrust Proceedings with Due Process and Fundamental rights and Online Exhaustion of IP Rights / Bruce Kilpatrick, Pierre Kobel, Pranvera Këllezi, editors, ISBN 9783319271576: (2016), Pages 657-679. - 2016
Keywords: Great Britain, Intellectual property, Unfair competition, Cartels and monopolies, Comparative law, E-commerce, Cyberspace,

25. The EU’s Proposed Investment Court and WTO Dispute Settlement: A Comparison and Lessons Learned
The EU’s Proposed Investment Court and WTO Dispute Settlement: A Comparison and Lessons Learned / Naboth van den Broek, Danielle Morris In: European Investment Law and Arbitration Review = ISSN 2468-7413: vol. 2, page 35-89. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, Foreign direct investment, Investor-State dispute settlement, International courts, World Trade Organization, Judicial settlement of international disputes, Comparative law,

26. It Takes Two to Tango: Regional Investment Treaties and Investor Protection on Both Sides of the Atlantic
It Takes Two to Tango: Regional Investment Treaties and Investor Protection on Both Sides of the Atlantic / Ana M. Lopez-Rodriguez In: European Investment Law and Arbitration Review = ISSN 2468-7413: vol. 2, page 412-444. - 2017
Keywords: European Union, United States of America, Regional trade agreements, Foreign direct investment, Investor-State dispute settlement, Comparative law,

27. Transnational judicial dialogue on international law in Central and Eastern Europe
Transnational judicial dialogue on international law in Central and Eastern Europe : Annex - Country reports / edited by Anna Wyrozumska. - Łódź : Łódź University Press, 2017. - 1 online resource (231 pages) Introduction - Questionnaire - Country Report-Czech Republic - Country Report-Hungary - Country Report-Lithuania - Country Report-Poland - Country Report-Russian Federation. - 2017
Keywords: Central Europe, Eastern Europe, National courts, Development of international law, Judicial dialogue, Comparative law,

28. The Threat from Within: A Conjunctive Analysis of Domestic Terrorism Incidents in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland
The Threat from Within: A Conjunctive Analysis of Domestic Terrorism Incidents in the United States, United Kingdom, and Ireland / Joseph Gregory DeLeeuw, William Alex Pridemore In: Perspectives on Terrorism = ISSN 2334-3745: vol. 12, issue 4, page 2-33. - 2018
Keywords: Great Britain, Ireland, United States of America, Terrorism, Comparative law,

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  • Roberts, A., Stephan, P.B., Verdier, P.-H., and Versteeg, M. (eds.), Comparative International Law, New York, Oxford University Press, 2017.

    Roberts, A., Stephan, P.B., Verdier, P.-H., and Versteeg, M. (eds.), Comparative International Law, New York, Oxford University Press, 2017.

    This book achieves three objectives. The first is to show that international law is not a monolith. The second is to map the cross-country similarities and differences in international legal norms in different fields of international law, as well as their application and interpretation with regards to geographic differences. The third is to make a first and preliminary attempt to explain these differences. It is organized into three broad thematic sections, exploring: conceptual matters, domestic institutions and comparative international law, and comparing approaches across issue-areas. The chapters are authored by contributors who include leading international law and comparative law scholars with diverse backgrounds, experience, and perspectives.

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  • Symeonides, S., Codifying Choice of Law around the World: an International Comparative Analysis, New York, Oxford University Press, 2017.

    Symeonides, S., Codifying Choice of Law around the World: an International Comparative Analysis, New York, Oxford University Press, 2017.

    This book chronicles, documents, and celebrates an extraordinary development in the history of Private International Law (PIL) or Conflict of Laws---a massive codification movement around the globe in the last 50 years (1962–2012). During this period, we have witnessed the adoption of more PIL codifications, Regulations, international conventions, protocols, and similar instruments (nearly 200) than in all previous years since the inception of PIL. The book provides a horizontal comparison and discussion of these codifications and conventions. After comparing the way they resolve tort and contract conflicts, the discussion compares the answers of these codifications to some of the fundamental philosophical and methodological dilemmas of PIL. In the process, the book re-examines certain widely held assumptions about choice of law and the art and science of codification in general.

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  • Siems, M., Comparative Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018.

    Siems, M., Comparative Law, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2018.
    'Comparative law has transformed into a challenging and interdisciplinary field with a long intellectual history. Mathias Siems' welcomed addition to the field offers a stimulating and thoughtful introduction to a new kind of comparative law which is contextualised and cosmopolitan as to its nature. The book offers an insightful overview of key issues arising in the comparative study of law today. Siems skilfully deals with established approaches, but also provides cutting-edge views to socio-legal and statistical approaches as well as providing examples from politics, economics and development studies. The work by Siems is a concise synthesis and it is bound to enlighten and provoke its readers. This well-composed book makes wonderful reading for both students and scholars.' Review by Jaakko Husa, University of Lapland
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    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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