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Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law

Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law
35 Volumes | 2016 - 2020


As globalization proceeds, the significance of the comparative approach in legal scholarship increases. The IACL / AIDC with almost 800 members is the major universal organization promoting comparative research in law and organizing congresses with hundreds of participants in all parts of the world. The results of those congresses should be disseminated and be available for legal scholars in a single book series which would make both the Academy and its contribution to comparative law more visible. The series aims to publish the scholarship emerging from the congresses of IACL / AIDC, including: 1. of the General Congresses of Comparative Law, which take place every 4 years (Brisbane 2002; Utrecht 2006, Washington 2010, Vienna 2014, Fukuoka 2018 etc.) and which generate (a) one volume of General Reports edited by the local organizers of the Congress; (b) up to 30 volumes of selected thematic reports dealing with the topics of the single sections of the congress and containing the General Report as well as the National Reports of that section; these volumes would be edited by the General Reporters of the respective sections; 2. the volumes containing selected contributions to the smaller (2-3 days) thematic congresses which take place between the International Congresses (Mexico 2008; Taipei 2012; Montevideo 2016 etc.); these congresses have a general theme such as “Codification” or “The Enforcement of Law” and will be edited by the local organizers of the respective Congress. All publications may contain contributions in English and French, the official languages of the Academy.

All subseries of the series Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law

02-06-2017 | Book Series

General Reports of the IACL/AIDC

General Reports of the IACL/AIDC

All books of the series Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law

2020 | Book

Optional Choice of Court Agreements in Private International Law

This book highlights the importance of optional choice of court agreements, and the need for future research and legal development in this area. The law relating to choice of court agreements has developed significantly in recent years, reflecting …

2020 | Book

Control of Price Related Terms in Standard Form Contracts

This book explores various approaches around the world regarding price term control, and particularly discusses the effectiveness of two major paths: ex ante regulatory and ex post judicial intervention. Price control and its limits are issues …

2020 | Book

Data Protection in the Internet

This book identifies and explains the different national approaches to data protection – the legal regulation of the collection, storage, transmission and use of information concerning identified or identifiable individuals – and determines the …

2020 | Book

Debating Legal Pluralism and Constitutionalism

New Trajectories for Legal Theory in the Global Age

The book gathers the general report and the national reports presented at the XXth General Congress of the IACL, in Fukuoka (Japan), on the topic “Debating legal pluralism and constitutionalism: new trajectories for legal theory in the global …

2020 | Book

The Right To Be Forgotten

A Comparative Study of the Emergent Right's Evolution and Application in Europe, the Americas, and Asia

This book examines the right to be forgotten and finds that this right enjoys recognition mostly in jurisdictions where privacy interests impose limits on freedom of expression. According to its traditional understanding, this right gives …

2020 | Book

Private International Law Aspects of Corporate Social Responsibility

This book addresses one of the core challenges in the corporate social responsibility (or business and human rights) debate: how to ensure adequate access to remedy for victims of corporate abuses that infringe upon their human rights. However …

2020 | Book

Groups of Companies

A Comparative Law Overview

This book presents a comprehensive study on how twenty-three countries have approached the issue of company groups. In addition to detailed profiles of each country’s legislation, written by some of the most respected experts in the field, the …

2020 | Book

The Right to Counsel and the Protection of Attorney-Client Privilege in Criminal Proceedings

A Comparative View

The book provides an overview of the right to counsel and the attorney-client privilege in the following 12 jurisdictions: China, Germany, Greece, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK and USA.

The right to counsel …

2020 | Book

Security Rights in Intellectual Property

This book discusses the main legal and economic challenges to the creation and enforcement of security rights in intellectual property and explores possible avenues of reform, such as more specific rules for security in IP rights and better …

2020 | Book

Comparative Law and Multicultural Legal Classes: Challenge or Opportunity?

This book discusses legal education in multicultural classes. Comparative law education is now widespread throughout the world, and there is a growing trend in developed countries toward teaching global law. Providing theoretical answers on how to …

2020 | Book

Solidarity Across Generations

Comparative Law Perspectives

This book addresses the universal and topical question of solidarity across generations from a comparative perspective, with a particular focus on the legal issues concerning retirement pensions, the poverty in the elderly, long-term care, as well …

2019 | Book

Information Obligations and Disinformation of Consumers

This book focuses on recent developments in consumer law, specifically addressing mandatory disclosures and the topical problem of information overload. It provides a comparative analysis based on national reports from countries with common law …

2019 | Book

Current Issues of Comparative Law – Questions actuelles de droit comparé

General Contributions of 2018 Fukuoka Congress – Contributions générales du Congrès de Fukuoka 2018

On 22 to 28 July 2018 the International Academy of Comparative Law organized its 20th General Congress in Fukuoka Japan. The General Congresses of the Academy are held every four years and address from a comparative perspective a multitude of …

2019 | Book

Collective Bargaining in Labour Law Regimes

A Global Perspective

This book addresses the theme of collective bargaining in different legal systems and explores legal framework of collective bargaining as well as the role of different bargaining models in domestic labour law systems in altogether twenty-one …

2019 | Book

Deference to the Administration in Judicial Review

Comparative Perspectives

This book investigates judicial deference to the administration in judicial review, a concept and legal practice that can be found to a greater or lesser degree in every constitutional system. In each system, deference functions differently …

2018 | Book

Comparative Perspectives on the Enforcement and Effectiveness of Antidiscrimination Law

Challenges and Innovative Tools

This book focuses on anti-discrimination law in order to identify commonalities and best practices across nations. Almost every nation in the world embraces the principle of equality and non-discrimination, in theory if not in practice. As the …

2018 | Book

Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law

The book focusses on the enforcement of consumer law in order to identify commonalities and best practices across nations. It is composed of twenty-eight contributions from national rapporteurs to the IACL Congress in Montevideo in 2016 and the …

2018 | Book

Enforcement and Effectiveness of the Law - La mise en oeuvre et l’effectivité du droit

General Contributions of the Montevideo Thematic Congress - Contributions générales du Congrès thématique de Montevideo

This book gathers the general contributions to the 3rd Thematic Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law, which took place from 16 to 18 November 2016 in Montevideo, Uruguay. The main topic of the Congress was the enforcement and …

2018 | Book

The Past, Present and Future of Comparative Law - Le passé, le présent et le futur du droit comparé

Ceremony of 15 May 2017 in Honour of 5 Great Comparatists - Cérémonie du 15 mai 2017 en l'honneur de 5 grands comparatistes​

This book is published by the International Academy of Comparative Law to honor five great comparatists: Jean-Louis Baudouin from Canada, Xavier Blanc-Jouvan from France, Mary Ann Glendon from the United States of America, Hein Kötz from Germany …

2017 | Book

Taxation and Development - A Comparative Study

This volume examines the tax systems of some twenty countries to determine whether their tax laws are used to support growth and development across borders in lower-income and poor countries. Given the critical economic development needs of poorer …