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It is an honour for Transnational Publishers to publish a significant new casebook representing the extraordinary scholarship, vision, organisational and translation skill of the renowned international law scholar, the late Professor Stefan Riesenfeld. The cases and materials contained in this volume were developed by Professors Riesenfeld and Pakter for a seminar they taught on Comparative Law at Boalt Hall from 1986-1998. The cases have been updated for the purposes of this edition. The volume consists of four parts covering the following topics: Part 1: Judicial Organisation and Sources of Law-covering civil, administrative and constitutional court organisations in England, France, Switzerland, Spain. Italy, France and Germany; judicial review in Europe, South America, Eastern Europe, Russia and South Africa. Part 2: Constitutionalisation and Internationalisation of Private Rights -- covering dignity of men and women in the workplace in United States, European Union, United Kingdom, France, Germany and Italy; privacy in Germany, United States, Italy, France and Switzerland.;Part 3: Security for Performance-covering atypical transactions securing performance (standby letters of credit, guarantees on first demand and cognate instruments) and typical transactions securing performance (retention of title, transfer as security, and factoring). Part 4: Good Faith Purchases -- covering acquisition of property rights in moveables other than by transfer from the owner; bona fide purchase and acquisitive prescription.