The International Encyclopedia of Laws provides practical information and valuable insight into international legal frameworks. The IEL aims to respond to the growing need for comprehensive, up-to-date and readily available information on the most important legal disciplines in leading countries. It covers each legal discipline with penetrating country-by-country monographs, which describe how each national legal system governs specific fields of law. These manuals are drafted by experts in each relevant field. The choice of authors is conducted by the general editor, the associate general editor and the editors with the help of an International Advisory Board, composed of eminent legal scholars from around the world.
All descriptions taken from Kluwer Law Online.
The Library subscribes to the following topics: IEL Civil Procedure,
IEL Comparative Law of Monopolies, IEL Corporations and Partnerships, IEL Criminal Law, IEL Cyber Law, IEL Family and Succession Law, IEL Sports Law, and IEL Tort Law.
The Civil Procedure section of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) provide in-depth descriptions and analysis of numerous domestic systems, guiding lawyers of differing legal backgrounds through foreign proceedings with which they and their clients may be confronted. National monographs describe the main features of each country’s judicial organization, the rules governing the jurisdiction of the courts, the actual court proceedings, the rules of evidence, the principles governing preliminary seizure and the enforcement of judgments, and some elements of national arbitration.
IEL Comparative Law of Monopolies
This established loose-leaf work examines the laws on restrictive agreements, monopolies, and mergers in the jurisdictions of the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and the European Community. Anti-trust laws have rarely been more vigorously enforced with millions worth of fines imposed in the US, EU, UK and other jurisdictions on a regular basis. Some jurisdictions, including the US and the UK, have introduced criminal liability for corporate executives who breach anti-cartel legislation. Many companies operate in an international environment and need a work which can provide analysis of legislation in several jurisdictions.
This convenient resource provides quick and easy guidance on a variety of corporate and partnership considerations that arise in international business, such as mergers, rights and duties of interested parties, stock exchange directives, labour laws, and takeovers. Corporations and Partnerships puts the information necessary for corporations to compete effectively in the shifting global market at the user’s fingertips. Through updated supplements, this resource is able to address additional areas of concern as they arise, making it an important and practical tool for business executives and their legal counsel interested in engaging in an international partnership or embarking on corporate expansion into established or newly emerging markets.
The national monographs in this subset of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws(IEL) provide a general insight into criminal law and procedure in different countries. For each country, an introduction presents the requisite background knowledge for understanding the principles of criminal justice, and then proceeds to a detailed examination of substantive criminal law – its general principles, the principles of criminal responsibility or liability, and the grounds for the justification of criminal offences. A third part is focused upon criminal procedure in each country: the general characteristics of the procedure, the organization of investigation, pre-trial proceedings, trial stage and appeals. A final part covers the execution and extinction of the sanctions.
The Encyclopaedia consists primarily in a series of national monographs, treating the different legal subjects related to information and communication technology on the basis of a common standard outline. The outline contains, besides a general introduction, seven main parts: Regulation of the ICT Market; Protection of Intellectual Property in the ICT Sector; ICT Contracts; Electronic Transactions; Non-Contractual Liability; Privacy Protection; Computer-Related Crime. Besides the national monographs, this Encyclopaedia contains also monographs on supranational and international cyber law issues. Examples are the monographs on European Union Cyber Law or on International and Global Telecommunications Law. The Encyclopaedia provides further an International Cyber Law Codex with important international texts in this field.
This comprehensive comparative subset of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) covers family law together with marital property law and succession law.
International Encyclopaedia of Sports Law encompasses both autonomous as well as state created rules regarding the variety of economic, social, commercial, cultural and political aspects of sports activities. This regulation may take the form of autonomous self-regulation, e.g. by national and international associations of sport. These private regulations or by-laws, including organisational, disciplinary rules as well as rules of play, constitute the so-called ‘lex sportiva’. The structure of the Sports Law is basically built up around two parts: monographs and documents. The documentary section provides the most relevant legal materials of an international concern in the area of sports. The monographs are structured per country, region or organisation. In the national monographs, attention will be paid to the distinction between public regulation (laws and regulation from governmental or public authorities) and private regulation (regulation and by-laws from sports organisations).
In the General Introduction, particular attention will be paid to the aims of the law of Torts and to the distinction between tort and crime and to the relationship between tort and contract (is concurrence between tortious liability and contractual responsibility permitted or not? What about precontractual liability?). For each country, the scope of protection will be tackled as well (are all interests equally protected?). The monograph is then divided into six Parts: Liability for One’s Own Act; Liability for Acts of Others; Forms of Strict Liability; Defenses and Exemption Clauses; Causation; Remedies. Each Part in its turn is divided into Chapters.