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Edited by Mauro Cappelletti

Vol. XVI: Civil Procedure
Ed. by Mauro Cappelletti

The subject of vol. XVI of the International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law is civil procedure - broadly understood, including execution, but also commercial arbitration as well as state arbitration in the former socialist countries in Eastern Europe. More than 1,300 double-column pages contain 12 chapters dealing with the major topics of civil procedure. Central topics with more than 100 printed pages each are the status and organization of lawyers and judges (155 pages), first instance procedure (268 pages) and commercial arbitration (178 pages). The introductory chapter on "Policies, Trends and Ideas” of civil procedure was written by Mauro Cappelletti, the Chief Editor of the volume, and Garth, and the article on commercial arbitration was written by P. Sanders. The central chapter on first-instance procedure is a collective effort by ten authors who describe six groups of countries. This is concluded by a summary evaluation by Cappelletti and Garth.

A. Blomeyer, van Caenegem, Cappelletti, Clark, Clermont, Cohn, Ekelöf, Garth, Herzog, Hoyer, Kaplan, Karlen, Kerameus, Knapp, Koch, Kohl, Sanders, Schima, Taruffo, Vescovi, Wengerek, Zeuner

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Setsuo Miyazawa, Weidong Ji, Hiroshi Fukurai, Kay-Wah Chan and Matthias Vanhullebusch

María José Falcón y Tella

Equity is a multi-faceted subject, an authentic crossroads of problems. The perspective of this study is, as a result, a mix of focuses, which includes: the philosophy of law, general legal theory, justice theory, the history of law, comparative law, legal dogma, etc. In this book, as in various earlier studies of the author, she uses the "three-dimensional" method, which facilitates a stratified focus in agreement with three levels: facts, norms, and values. The subject of equity has never been analysed as completely as in this work. It includes a dynamic study of the different types of equity throughout history and in the different legal systems; the concept, content, limits, functions and types of equity; the relationship between equity and related ideas, and equity in all the branches of the legal order.


Edited by M. Cherif Bassiouni

An extensive body of law designed to control international terror violence has come into being, and it is this assembly of reports and resolutions, conventions and scattered treaty provisions that we must rely on as we move toward an enforceable, unambiguous anti-"terrorism" regime in international law.
These legal instruments are gathered together for the first time in this definitive two volume set. The only published source of all United Nations documentation since 1972 on the subject of "terrorism"—including all 180 reports and resolutions adopted since that date and up to June 2001.

Plus, an introductory article by the editor provides a forward-looking view of the evolving challenges in combating the ever-changing manifestations of terror violence.

Published under the Transnational Publishers imprint.

Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia,

Document information DOI: 10.1163/ej.LAOS_subjects.1 Pages in print edition: i-i 6. Subjects (Forthcoming) UN Convention on the Law of the Sea Commentary 1982 Online Publication Editor: Center for Oceans Law and Policy, University of Virginia Brill | Nijhoff, Leiden | Boston, 2013 e

Brill Research Perspectives in Comparative Discrimination Law addresses discrimination issues both horizontally (discrimination law as an overarching framework) as well as vertically (specific topics within discrimination law – for example, age, sex, race, and disability – at national, regional, and international levels). Theoretical approaches as well as more pragmatic approaches, such as active measures, are also examined. Each quarterly issue comprises a single short monograph of 50-100 pages presenting state-of-the-art research and analysis of a selected subject.
Brill Research Perspectives in Comparative Discrimination Law’s primary readership includes scholars, educators, students, policy decision makers, practitioners, and non-governmental organizations active in the field of discrimination law. The objective of the journal is to create a global approach to these issues, with the endeavor of publishing contributions by authors from around the world.

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Edited by Sjef van Erp

Editor-in-Chief Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi

The European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance publishes top-level academic contributions in English that explore the phenomena of law and governance from a comparative perspective. It includes comparative studies from different fields of law and regulation as well as multi-disciplinary studies on societal governance issues. Comparative studies involving non-European countries are welcome when they deal with topics relevant also for European science and society. All contributions will be subject to double-blind peer review.

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Jianfu Chen

Eight years of changes in China have passed since the publication of the previous highly successful edition of this book. These changes have not just been about economic development. Among the many transformations there has been another quiet, peaceful, and largely successful (but far from perfect) ‘revolution’ in the area of law, whose deficiencies have been more often mercilessly examined and documented than have its historical achievements and significance. This legal ‘revolution’ is the subject matter of the present book. Like the previous edition, it examines the historical and politico-economic context in which Chinese law has developed and transformed, focusing on the underlying factors and justifications for changes. It attempts to sketch the main trends in legal modernisation in China, offering an outline of the main features of contemporary Chinese law and a clearer understanding of its nature from a developmental perspective. It offers comprehensive coverage of topics such as: ‘legal culture’ and modern law reform, constitutional law, legal institutions, law-making, administrative law, criminal law, criminal procedure law, civil law, property, family law, contracts, law on business entities, securities, bankruptcy, intellectual property, law on foreign investment and trade, and implementation of law. Fully revised, updated and considerably expanded, this editon of Chinese Law: Context and Transformation is a valuable and important resource for reasearchers, policy-makers and teachers alike.