International Academy of Comparative Law
VIENNA, 2014 – XIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF COMPARATIVE LAW
Editors: Schauer, Martin, Verschraegen, Bea (Eds.), General Reports of the XIXth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law/ Rapports Généraux du XIXème Congrès de l’Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé, Springer, 2017, 2017, XIV, 625 p.Link to Springer.com
TAIPEI, 2012 – SECOND THEMATIC CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF COMPARATIVE LAW
Wen-Yeu Wang (ed.), Codification in International Perspective, Selected Papers from the 2nd IACL Thematic Conference, Springer, Ius Comparatum – Global Studies in Comparative Law, Vol. 1, 2014, XVIII, 374 p.Link to Springer.com
WASHINGTON D.C. 2010 – XVIIIth INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF COMPARATIVE LAW
Karen Brown and David Snyder (eds.), General Reports of the XVIIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law/Rapports Généraux du XVIIIème Congrès de l’Académie Internationale de Droit Comparé, Springer, 2012, X, 704 p.Link to Springer.com
MEXICO 2008 – FIRST THEMATIC CONGRESS OF THE INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF COMPARATIVE LAW
General Reports: Jorge A. Sánchez Cordero (ed.), The Impact of Uniform Law on National Law. Limits and Possibilities. Mexico: Instituto de Investigaciones Juridicas, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de México 2010. XII, 675 pp.
UTRECHT, 2006 – XVIIth INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF COMPARATIVE LAW
General Reports of the XVIIth Congress of Comparative Law – Rapports généraux XVIIe Congrès International de droit comparé, Utrecht, July 16 – 22, 2006, Katharina BOELE-WOELKI & Sjef van ERP (ed.), Bruylant/ Eleven international publishing: Brussels/ Utrecht 2007, 1037 p., ISBN 978-90-77596-19-7
BRISBANE, 2002 – XVIth INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF COMPARATIVE LAW
The Convergence of Legal Systems in the 21st Century. General Reports. La convergence des sytèmes juridiques au XXIème siècle. La convergence des systèmes juridiques au 21e siècle. Rapports généraux (Congrès de Brisbane, 14-20 juillet 2002), Brussels: Bruylant, juin 2006, ISBN 2-8027-2207-7
BRISTOL, 1998. XVth INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF COMPARATIVE LAW
Comparative Law Facing the 21st Century (General Reports):, John BRIDGE (ed.), 2001, I.S.B.N. 0-904281-16-7
ATHENS, 1994. XIVth INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF COMPARATIVE LAW
General Reports XIVe Congrès international Athènes 1994, Ant N. Sakkoulas Publishers / Kluwer Law International, Athènes, La Haye, 1996, ISBN 960-232-376-0 (Sakkoulas), ISBN 904-110-250-7
The body of knowledge contained in the General Reports and the National Reports to the congresses is published in three ways. Firstly, the local organisers of a congress edit a volume containing all general reports. Secondly, most general reporters undertake the laborious task of publishing thematic volumes that comprise their own general report and the national reports on their subject, thus providing legal scholars across the globe with a comparative survey of their topic. Ultimately, national committees in several countries collect the national reports from their jurisdiction and present them to the legal world in a volume of collected papers or in a special issue of a law journal.
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 International Congresses of Comparative Law, which take place every 4 years (Brisbane 2002; Utrecht 2006, Washington 2010, Vienna 2014 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.