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. The Principle of Legality and a Common Law Bill of Rights - Clear Statement Rules Head Down Under
The Principle of Legality and a Common Law Bill of Rights - Clear Statement Rules Head Down Under / Dan Meagher In: Brooklyn Journal of International Law = ISSN 0740-4824: vol. 42, issue 1, page 65-127. - 2016
Keywords: Australia, United States of America, Constitutions, Constitutional law, Constitutional theory, Human rights, Legal history, Comparative law,

2. The Costs and Consequences of Incorrect Citations: European Law in the U.S. Supreme Court
The Costs and Consequences of Incorrect Citations: European Law in the U.S. Supreme Court / Andrea Pin In: Brooklyn Journal of International Law = ISSN 0740-4824: vol. 42, issue 1, page 129-205. - 2016
Keywords: European Union, United States of America, Supreme court, Legal citations, Legal transplants, Comparative law, Cases,

3. Die Widerruflichkeit der Angebotserklärung
Die Widerruflichkeit der Angebotserklärung : nach deutschem, angelsächsisem und UN-(Kauf-)Recht / Tobias Bauerfeind In: Zeitschrift für Europarecht, internationales Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleichung = ISSN 2078-1059: (2016), issue 5, page 225-238. - 2016
Keywords: Sale, Commercial obligations, Breach of contract, Pre-contractual liability, United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (Vienna, 11 April 1980), Comparative law, Law of contracts,

4. Dear Prudence: Allowances under International Trade and Investment Law for Prudential Regulation in the Financial Services Sector
Dear Prudence: Allowances under International Trade and Investment Law for Prudential Regulation in the Financial Services Sector / Andrew D. Mitchell, Jennifer K. Hawkins, Neha Mishra In: Journal of International Economic Law = ISSN 1464-3758: vol. 19, issue 4, page 787–820. - 2016
Keywords: World Trade Organization, GATS Agreement (Marrakesh, 15 April 1994), Financial services, Government policy, Prudential measures, Commercial agreements, Comparative law,

5. Mécanismes de responsabilités contractuelles, typologie de dommages et délimitation des risques dans les contrats de vente internationaux
Mécanismes de responsabilités contractuelles, typologie de dommages et délimitation des risques dans les contrats de vente internationaux : analyse comparative en droits français et anglais / Marc Borello In: Revue internationale du droit des affaires = Internationaal tijdschrift voor ondernemingsrecht: (2017), issue 121, page 5-22. - 2017
Keywords: France, Great Britain, Sale, Contracts, Breach of contract, Contractual responsibility, Comparative law,

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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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