Judicial Cosmopolitanism: The Use of Foreign Law in Contemporary Constitutional Systems offers a detailed account of the use of foreign law by supreme and constitutional Courts of Europe, America and East Asia.
The individual contributions highlight the ways in which the use of foreign law is carried out by the individual courts and the path that led the various Courts to recognize the relevance, for the purpose of the decision, to foreign law. The authors try to highlight reasons and types of the more and more frequent circulation of foreign precedents in the case law of most high courts. At the same time, they show the importance of this practice in the so-called neo constitutionalism.
Giuseppe Franco Ferrari, is Full Professor of Constitutional Law at Bocconi University, Milan, and vice-president of the International Academy of Comparative Law. He has written and edited several volumes and about 350 articles, concerning public law, constitutional law, comparative law, environmental and urban law.
The book will be of immediate interest to all those interested in comparative law, international law, the use of foreign law by national courts, as well as for legal operators.