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Marie-Claire Foblets


This article reports on the most recent developments in Dutch, French and Belgian private international law concerning the problem of the recognition of repudiation. The comparison among the three systems—Dutch, French and Belgian—points to a noticeable disparity: France and Belgium have recently opted to strengthen their treatment of foreign repudiation. In 2005 the Netherlands decided to take a less strict approach. We review here in turn the French, Belgian, and Dutch positions.

Foblets Yassari, Marie-Claire Nadjma and Foblets Yassari, Marie-Claire Nadjma

Foblets Yassari, Marie-Claire Nadjma and Foblets Yassari, Marie-Claire Nadjma

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Edited by Marie-Claire Foblets and Nadjima Yassari

The central theme of the volume is cultural diversity, a vast subject that is highly relevant today. The particular focus here is on the many ways in which this diversity is managed within the framework of State law. The twelve contributors to this book have a special interest in how cultural traditions and their various forms of expression are handled by the law. They were all participants in the 2009 Research Programme of the Centre for Studies and Research of the Hague Academy of International Law. The breadth of the subject is reflected in the wide spectrum of perspectives from which the topic has been explored. Starting in each case from the existing State and international legal frameworks, the contributors explore how the interactions between positive law and other normative orders can be placed at the service of a legal system that is as fair as possible within a plural context. Contributors were asked to choose from two alternative approaches: either they could look at cultural diversity issues in the field of private (international) law, a fairly traditional field that is especially relevant to the legal treatment of cultural diversity ; or they could situate cultural diversity within the wider and more theoretical area of “legal pluralism”, whether on a local or regional level or at the international (United Nations) level.

Edited by Marie-Claire Foblets and Nadjma Yassari
With the contribution of:
M. Ben Lamine; N. Bialostozky; R. Colavitti; L.-M. Crăciunean; I. Gallala-Arndt; P. Kruiniger; V. Mainetti; S. Ouechtati; J. Ringelheim; B. Truffin; J. Verhellen; A. Vigorito.

Le thème au coeur de ce volume est la diversité culturelle, vaste sujet de grande actualité. L’intérêt porte ici plus particulièrement sur les manières disparates dont cette diversité est agencée dans le droit (formel) des Etats. Les douze auteurs portent tous un intérêt particulier pour la question du sort qui est réservé, en droit, aux traditions culturelles et à leurs diverses formes d’expression. L’ouvrage est le fruit des travaux du Centre d’étude et de recherche de l’Académie de droit international de La Haye en 2009. Le choix des sujets abordés dans ce volume est vaste. Le point de départ de
chaque contribution toutefois est le cadre normatif existant, tant le cadre étatique que les instruments internationaux, pour ensuite explorer les diverses manières dont ceuxci se positionnent par rapport à d’autres logiques normatives perceptibles dans la société et qui tendent, chacune à sa manière, à obtenir une forme de reconnaissance de la part du droit étatique. Plusieurs pistes s’offraient aux auteurs: une première piste consistait à s’intéresser surtout aux questions de droit international privé, un domaine traditionnel du droit qui regorge d’intérêt pour la question du traitement juridique de la diversité culturelle. Une autre piste était de faire le jour sur les mécanismes de protection juridique de la diversité culturelle à travers le prisme du pluralisme juridique et de voir jouer celui-ci à divers niveaux : local, régional, national et international. Les contributions illustrent les liens signifiants existant entre l’ordre juridique d’un Etat et les multiples ordres juridiques parallèles (religieux, philosophiques, ethniques, ou autres) présents sur son territoire.

Originally published as Colloques / Workshops – Law Books of the Academy, Volume 33.
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Edited by Marie-Claire Foblets and Nadjma Yassari

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Steven Bouckaert, Sander Loones, Dirk Vanheule and Marie-Claire Foblets

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Edited by Jørgen S. Nielsen, Silvio Ferrari, Marie-Claire Foblets, Agata Nalborczyk, Mathias Rohe and Prakash Shah

Annotated Legal Documents on Islam in Europe consist of an annotated collection of currently valid legal documents affecting the status of Islam and Muslims in Europe. By legal documents are meant the texts of legislation, including relevant secondary legislation, as well as significant court decisions. Each legal text will be preceded by an introduction describing the historical, political and legal circumstances of its adoption, plus a short paragraph summarising its content. The legal texts will be published in the original language while the annotations and supporting material will be in English. The focus of the collection is on the religious dimensions of being Muslim in Europe, i.e. on individuals' access to practise their religious obligations and on the ability to organise and manifest their religious life. The project will cover the 28 member states of the European Union (including Croatia), Norway and Switzerland plus the European Union and the European Court of Justice.

An online edition is planned for publication in 2019.

Features and Benefits
- Print fascicles published by country
- Complete volume set (32 fascicles) available by 2018
- Legal documents will be published in their original language with English annotations

Coverage - Countries & Organizations:

Czech Republic
EU incl. ECJ
United Kingdom

The series has published an average of 3,5 volumes per year since 2014.