An Introduction to the Comparative Study of Private Law

Author: James Gordley
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781316101889
Release Date: 2009-09-24
Genre: Law

This collection of readings sets out the two fundamental distinctions between common and civil law, namely that the former originated in the English courts, the latter in the Roman legal tradition, and that the common law is based on judicial decisions whereas codes form the basis of modern civil law. The core of the book consists of cases, statutes and code provisions shaping the doctrines central to the law of property, tort, contract and unjust enrichment in the United States, England, France and Germany. These materials provide a road map of the law of each, allowing the reader to consider how doctrines differ, how these differences emerged and whether the underlying problems and solutions are common to all. They also allow for comparison to be made between the approaches of common and civil law and to consider the extent to which they depend on the origin and nature of the law.

Transnational Commercial Law

Author: Roy Goode
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: STANFORD:36105064199800
Release Date: 2007-06-21
Genre: Law

Text, Cases and Materials on Transnational Commercial Law brings together all the necessary materials on this topic in a logical and accessible way. The authors provide students with an extensive discussion on the theoretical issues raised by the law. The text examines the emergence of transnational commercial law, its nature and sources and the method by which harmonization is achieved and some of the key problems involved.

European Private Law

Author: Mauro Bussani
Publisher: Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134480883
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

This book provides reliable information on private law in an increasingly integrated Europe. It contains a collection of specially commissioned essays, including contributions on: corporation law, trust, law of sales, competition law, products liability, personal injuries law, limitation periods, the harmonization of European private law, and more.

Commentary on the UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts PICC

Author: Stefan Vogenauer
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105134432546
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Law

This book is an article by article commentary of the UNIDROIT Principles on international commercial contracts, the most important set of rules which parties to an international contract can choose to govern their agreement. The UNIDROIT Principles have been elaborated by an international team of distinguished practitioners and academics on the basis of the rules of contracts law that are common or at least acceptable to all national legal orders. This Commentaryallows easy and structured access to the Principles by offering a digest of, and extensive refrences to, the existing case law and literature, as well as comparison with existing national and international legislation and its application in practice. This book is a useful tool for practitioners andscholars needing quick and reliable information for the legal assessment of cases or for research on the law of international contracts

The Jurists

Author: James Gordley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199689392
Release Date: 2013-10
Genre: Law

Current Western law has been shaped by the work of successive schools of jurists throughout the ages. From ancient Rome to the present, this book describes their work in their historical context and their influence on later schools.


Author: London School of Economics and Political Science
ISBN: UOM:39015039391241
Release Date: 1963
Genre: Universities and colleges

Damages for Violations of Human Rights

Author: Ewa Bagińska
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319189505
Release Date: 2015-10-20
Genre: Law

This volume analyses the legal grounds, premises and extent of pecuniary compensation for violations of human rights in national legal systems. The scope of comparison includes liability regimes in general and in detail, the correlation between pecuniary remedies available under international law and under domestic law, and special (alternative) compensation systems. All sources of human rights violations are embraced, including historical injustices and systematical and gross violations. The book is a collection of nineteen contributions written by public international law, international human rights and private law experts, covering fifteen European jurisdictions (including Central and Eastern Europe), the United States, Israel and EU law. The contributions, initially prepared for the 19th International Congress of Comparative law in Vienna (2014), present the latest developments in legislation, scholarship and case-law concerning domestic causes of action in cases of human rights abuses. The book concludes with a comparative report which assesses the developments in tort law and public liability law, the role of the constitutionalisation of the right to damages as well as the court practice related to the process of enforcement of human rights through monetary remedies. This country-by-country comparison allows to consider whether the value of protection of human rights as expressed in international treaties, ius cogens and in national constitutional laws justifies the conclusion that the interests at stake should enjoy protection under the existing civil liability rules, or that a new cause of action, or even a whole new set of rules, should be created in national systems.

Comparative Law

Author: Mathias Siems
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107003750
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Genre: Law

A fresh contextualised and cosmopolitan perspective on comparative law for both students and scholars.

An Introduction to Comparative Law

Author: Konrad Zweigert
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0198268599
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Law

Now in its third edition, this title is completely updated with all recent developments incorporated in both new chapters and the existing ones.