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The Use of Comparative Law by Courts

ISBN13: 9789041110442
ISBN: 9041110445
Published: November 1999
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Country of Publication: The Netherlands
Format: Hardback
Price: £126.00

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This volume contains 14 national reports and the General Report on the use of comparative law by courts, which were presented at the XIVth International Congress of Comparative Law in Athens. It provides a general survey of the frequency and methods of a comparative recourse to foreign law by courts, describing both the methods of such recourse and the typical fields in which it is undertaken.;The reports offer a cross-section of contemporary court practice from a wide variety of countries around the world - large and small, unitary and federal, and with differing historical backgrounds. All these varied elements have an impact on the needs of national courts to look to foreign law for inspiration or as a model for dealing with new, unsettled issues of national law, and the reports illustrate well the impact of divergent traditions, attitudes and surrounding circumstances. Of special interest are both the role of comparative law and the comparative method employed in the practice of a supranational court, such as the European Court of Justice.;In addition to the General Report, this volume contains national reports from the following countries: Canada, European Union, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Israel, Japan, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States of America.

Comparative Law
Part One: General Report. The Use of Comparative Law by Courts; U. Drobnig. Part Two: National Reports. Australia. The use of Comparative Law by Courts: Australian Courts at the Crossroads; Jianfu Chen. Canada (I). The Use of Comparative Law by Common Law Courts in Canada; H.P. Glenn. Canada (II). L'utilisation du droit compare par les Tribunaux -- Rapport Canadien; P. Viau. European Union. L'utilisation de la methode comparative par la cour de justice des communautes europeennes; C.N. Kakouris. France. L'utilisation du droit compare par les Tribunaux -- Rapport Francais; R. Legeais. Germany. The Use of Foreign Law by German Courts; U. Drobnig. Greece. L'utilisation du droit compare par les tribunaux helleniques; P. Agallopoulou, C. Deliyanni-Dimitrakou. Iceland. Application of a Comparative Method by Icelandic Courts; H.E. Sigurbjornsson. Israel. The Use of Comparative Law by Israeli Courts; R. Sanilevici. Japan. The Use of Foreign Law by Courts in Japan; K. Nishino. Luxembourg. Le recours, par les jurisdictions luxembourgeoises, aux techniques du droit compare dans l'interpretation et l'application du droit luxembourgeois; M. Elvinger. Netherlands. The Use of the Comparative Law Method by the Judiciary -- Dutch National Report; J.H.M. van Erp. United Kingdom. Comparative Law in British Courts; E. Orucu. United States of America (I). The Use of Comparative Law by American Courts; D.S. Clark. United States of America (II). The Use of Comparative Law by Courts; A.A. Levasseur, with the assistance of M. Hebert.