Law

German National Reports to the 18th International Congress of Comparative Law

Washington 2010
Ed. on behalf of Gesellschaft für Rechtsvergleichung by Jürgen Basedow, Uwe Kischel and Ulrich Sieber

[Deutsche Berichte vom 18. Internationalen Kongress der Rechtsvergleichung.]

2010. XIII, 800 pages.
99,00 €
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ISBN 978-3-16-150437-2
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Published in English.
This book contains most of the German national reports on subjects ranging from the interpretation of complex sources of law to foreign voters, issues of corporate governance and financial leases to surrogate motherhood, internet crimes, public private partnerships, climate change and the law and the balance of intellectual property, all of which will be discussed at the 18th International Congress of Comparative Law in Washington DC.
The International Academy of Comparative Law will hold its 18th International Congress of Comparative Law in Washington DC from 25 to 31 July 2010. About 30 different sections will discuss legal topics from all areas ranging from the interpretation of complex sources of law to foreign voters, issues of corporate governance and financial leases to surrogate motherhood, internet crimes, public private partnerships, climate change and the law and the balance of intellectual property. The numerous national reports on every single subject are based on questionnaires drafted by renowned experts acting as general reporters for the subject concerned. Most of the German national reports have been consolidated in this book and are made available to the public.
Survey of contents
Stefan Korioth and Ino Augsberg: Religion and the Secular State – Heribert Hirte and Sebastian Mock: The Role of Practice in Legal Education – Gerhard Wagner: Catastrophic Damages – Liability and Insurance – Andreas Spickhoff: Maternity for Another – Jens M. Scherpe: The Legal Status of Same-sex Relationships – Stefan Leible: Consumer Protection in International Relations – Peter Mankowski: The Codification of Private International Law since the 1960s – Burkhard Hess and Rudolf Hübner: Cost and Fee Allocation in Civil Procedure – Astrid Stadler: Class Actions – Hans-Joachim Koch: Climate Change and the Law – Hanno Merkt: Corporate Governance – Christian Armbrüster: Insurance Law between Business Law and Consumer Law – Thomas Dreier and Louisa Specht: The Balance of Copyright – Axel Metzger: Jurisdiction and Applicable Law in Matters of Intellectual Property – Wolfgang Wurmnest: The Law Applicable on the Continental Shelf and in the Exclusive Economic Zone – Ralph Alexander Lorz: The Protection of Foreign Investment – Hans-Peter Folz: International Law in the German Legal System – Lothar Michael: Foreign Voters – Ines Härtel: Constitutional Courts as »Positive Legislators« – Matthias Cornils: Plurality of Political Opinions and the Concentration of Media – Norman Weiß: Are Human Rights Universal and Binding? – Jürgen Kühling: Public Private Partnerships – Ulrich Palm: Regulation of Corporate Tax Avoidance – Martin Böse: Corporate Criminal Liability – Sabine Gleß: Truth or Due Process? − The Use of Illegally Gathered Evidence in the Criminal Trial – Phillip W. Brunst and Ulrich Sieber: Cybercrime Legislation
Authors/Editors

Jürgen Basedow is Director em. of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law and Professor of Law, University of Hamburg.

Uwe Kischel ist Inhaber des Lehrstuhls für Öffentliches Recht, Europarecht und Rechtsvergleichung (Nordosteuropa) – Mercator-Stiftungslehrstuhl, Universität Greifswald.

Ulrich Sieber Born 1950; Director,MaxPlanck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg/Germany and Professor of Law; faculty member at the law faculties of the Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

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In: IPRax — 2011, 106