Two major legal trends of recent decades have brought civil procedure within
the purview of comparative law. First, the complex international legal
relationships created by supranational and intergovernmental organizations
often require practitioners to be familiar with legal procedures in other
countries. Second, international treaties have encouraged the harmonization of
procedural rules across national jurisdictions.
The Civil Procedure volumes of the International Encyclopaedia of Laws
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. In
addition, a forthcoming EU monograph analyses the Regulation 44/2001, as well
as the Conventions of Lugano and San Sebastian. An international monograph
will deal with international multi-lateral treaties.
Each monograph follows a uniform structure and includes information on the
political and legal system of the country and comprehensively analysis of
relevant procedural law legislation and practice. A subject index at the end
of each monograph provides a useful and timesaving reference aid. Furthermore,
a detailed topical table of contents for each monograph facilitates
country-to-country and subject-to-subject comparison.
Each national monograph contains the following: List of Abbreviations.
Preface. General Introduction. Selected Bibliography.
Part I: Judicial Organization. 1. The Courts and Their Members. 2. The
Bar. 3. The Bailiffs.
Part II: Jurisdiction. 1. Domestic Jurisdiction. 2. International
Jurisdiction. Part III: Actions and Claims. 1. Actions. 2. Claims and
Defences. 3. Sanctions on Procedural Irregularities.
Part IV: Proceedings. 1. Pre-Trial Proceedings (if any). 2. Proceedings
in First Instance. 3. Review Proceedings.
Part V: Incidents.
Part VI: Legal Aid and Legal Costs. 1. Legal Aid. 2. Legal Costs.
Part VII: Evidence. 1. Burden of Proof. 2. Admissibility of Evidence.
3. Administration of Evidence.
Part VIII: Particular Proceedings. .
Part IX: Seizure for Security and Enforcement Judgments. 1.
Seizure for Security. 2. Enforcement of Judgments.
Part X: Arbitration.
Part XI. Mediation Index.
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FRONT MATTER: International Advisory Board;
Encyclopaedias and Editors; Introducing the International
Encyclopaedia of Laws; Curriculum Vitae of the General Editor
GENERAL SECTION: List of Contributors; Introducing the
International Encyclopaedia of Civil Procedure; Curriculum
Vitae of the Editor
Australia, by Prof. G. J. Reinhardt;
Austria, by Prof. W. Rechberger;
Bangladesh, by barrister M. Hossain Khan;
Bulgaria, by Prof. V. Popova;
Canada, by Prof. Peter Barton;
China P.R., by S. Wang and H. Yao;
Costa Rica, by Prof. M. Saenz Elizondo;
Czech Republic, by Prof. A. Winterova & Prof. A. Mackova;
Denmark, by Prof. E. Werlauff;
Egypt, by Prof. Dr. F. Waly;
Finland, by J. Niemi-Kiesiläinen;
France, by Prof. J. Martin and Dr. R. Martin;
Germany, by Prof. H. Koch and Dr. F. Diedrich;
Greece, by Prof. P. Yessiou-Faltsi;
Hungary, by Dr. Jur. I. Szabó & Dr. Jur. A. Köblös;
India, by Prof. K.B. Agrawal;
Israel, by Prof. S. Goldstein;
Italy, by Dr. M. A. Lupoi;
Japan, by Prof. Akira Ishikawa;
Kenya, by Mr. Justice R.S.C. Omolo & Mr. J.M. Bwonwonga;
Lithuania, by D. Mikeleniene and V. Mikelenas;
Morocco, by Prof. A. Boudahrain;
Peru, by Dr. C. A. Parodi Remon;
Romania, by Prof. V.M. Ciobanu;
Serbia, by Borijov Starovic;
Slovenia, by Prof. Ales Galic;
South Africa, by Prof. R.A. Kelbrick;
Spain, by Prof. F. C. Rigabert;
Sweden, by Prof. B.R. Lindell;
Uruguay, by Prof. A.G. Bidart;
U.S.A., by Prof. J. B. Oakley and Prof. V. D. Amar;
Venezuela, by Prof. M. Quintero Tirado;
Zimbabwe, by Dr. E. Sithole.