Winner, 1993 Joseph L. Andrews Award
This is the first English language work to provide lawyers, practitioners, and students with a critical assessment of general and international legal bibliographies. Clearly written, it offers detailed and comprehensive descriptions, evaluations, and practical information on the most important legal bibliographies.
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This anthology contains essays on the subject of parallel proceedings, based on interventions by a multinational assembly of scholars, judges and lawyers at a symposium held in Thoresta, Sweden. Seven of the essays deal with the subject at a general level, addressing questions like uniform application of law, polycentricity and European harmonisation of procedural law. Eight of the essays are concerned with specific parallel situations: administrative law before oridinary courts, criminal law in civil proceedings abd concurrent application of competition law. Although emphasis is put on procedural law, the authors may be characterised as qualified specialists with expertise from different fields, like contract law, legal philosophy, administrative law, competition law, criminal law. The anthology may be used as a basis for further research on parallel proceedings in various fields. Furthermore, it is an important starting-point for progressive reflection on issues like transnational litigation, the concept of consistency, pluralism and comparative law, and their meaning in the future idea of law in Europe and the world.
The first essay of this volume is written by
Hans van Loon, who was the Secretary-General of The Hague Conference of Private International Law (HCCH) from 30 June 1996 to 30 June 2013, and who steered the Conference during a time of global expansion and transformation. He has been a forerunner in the formulation of modern private international law through multilateral treaties and was involved in the development of nine Hague Conventions, as well as the revision of the Statute of the Hague Conference. The continued relevance of the Hague Conference in the 21st century is in large part due to his commitment to the field of private international law and his awareness of its role in a broader social context.
In recent years, private international law has become intertwined with public international law. Van Loon's essay on "At the Cross-Roads of Public and Private International Law - The Hague Conference on Private International [and its Work]" evidences that the system of modern international law is inseparable from private international law.
One of the most highly qualified figures in international marine environment law is
Prof. Bimal N. Patel, Director and Professor of Public International Law, Gujarat National Law University in India. The protection and preservation of the marine environment has been the subject of global and regional cooperation within the framework of the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) and other multilateral treaties thereof. Prof. Patel's essay on "Marine Environment Law and Practice of China, India, Japan and Korea" provides a timely study of the material sources of international marine environmental law.
Prof. Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann has been a pioneer in formulating the material part of international economic law in each of its developmental stage. His essays display remarkable intellectual vitality, illustrating his new initiatives in the subject of international economic law. He was first invited to lecture at the Xiamen summer programme in 2006, on "New Dimensions of International Economic Law", and he was again invited to deliver a lecture on "Methodological Problems in International Trade, Investment and Health Law and Adjudication" at the commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of Xiamen Academy in 2015. With his practical experience with the World Trade Organization (WTO), and teaching and research at the European University Institute in Florence, Prof. Petersmann has not only promoted and illuminated public international economic law, he is also one of a group of highly qualified scholars who have been writing and collaborating with others in order to lay the foundation of modern international economic law.