The Journal Of Comparative Law

The Journal of Comparative Law (the JCL) is a scholarly resource for comparative legal studies in a broad sense of that term. It publishes material on all aspects of the field, in all types of legal traditions and in all geographical areas, be it theoretical, historical, modern, general, regional, or country-specific.

Analytical, rather than purely descriptive, work is encouraged. Contextual, theoretical, and interdisciplinary approaches are particularly welcome, as are analyses of the practical aspects of comparative legal studies in a globalized world.

 The JCL publishes a wide range of material. In addition to articles, notes, review articles, and book reviews, it also contains reports of cases, case-notes assessments, translations of documents (particularly those difficult to access and those in non-Western languages, or languages with relatively few speakers), annotated bibliographies and notes on recent material of interest.

The JCL is peer reviewed. It is published twice a year, in March and September.

 

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CORRESPONDENCE

Correspondence should be sent to one or both of the Editors, William E. Butler at web15@psu.edu, Michael Palmer at mp@soas.ac.uk.

FOUNDERS

William E. Butler, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University; University College, University of London (UCL) (Emeritus)

Nicholas H.D. Foster, formerly SOAS, University of London

Michael Palmer, SOAS, University of London (Emeritus); Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

HONORARY ADVISORS

William Twining, University College, University of London (UCL) (Emeritus)

Philip Wood, CBE, QC

EDITORS

William E. Butler, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University; University College, University of London (UCL) (Emeritus)

Michael Palmer, SOAS, University of London (Emeritus); Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

EDITORIAL BOARD

William E. Butler, Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University; University College, University of London (UCL) (Emeritus)

Michele Graziadei, Università di Torino

Oleksiy Kresin, V. M. Koretsky Institute of State and Law, National Academy of Science of Ukraine

Maria Federica Moscati, University of Sussex

Michael Palmer, SOAS, University of London (Emeritus); Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London; Cheng Yu Tung Visiting Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong; Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong

EDITORIAL COUNCIL

William Alford, Harvard University

Abdullahi An-Na’im, Emory University

William Ballantyne, Serle Court Chambers

Stathis Banakas, University of East Anglia

John Bell, University of Cambridge (Emeritus)

Albert Chen, University of Hong Kong

Donald Clarke, George Washington University

Alison Conner, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa (Emerita)

Roger Cotterrell, Queen Mary University of London

Aleksei Egorov, Vitebsk State University

William Ewald, University of Pennsylvania

Fu Hualing, University of Hong Kong

Tania Groppi, Università degli Studi de Siena

Wael Hallaq, Columbia University

Yevhen Kharytonov, National University “Odessa Law Academy”

Pierre Legrand, L’Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne

Peter Leyland, London Metropolitan University (Emeritus)

Dmytryi Lukianov, National Academy of Legal Sciences of Ukraine

David Nelken, Università degli Studi di Macerata; University of Cardiff; King’s College London

Esin Örücü, University of Glasgow (Emerita); Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam (Emerita)

Akmal Saidov, Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan

Geoffrey Samuel, University of Kent

Martin Shapiro, University of California Berkeley

Ann Stewart, University of Warwick

Brian Tamanaha, Washington University in St. Louis

Oleksandr Tykhomyrov, National Academy of Internal Affairs of Ukraine

Chao XI, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Maria Zakharova, Kutafin Moscow State Legal Academy

FORMER EDITORS

Nicholas H.D. Foster, formerly SOAS University of London, editor 2006–2007

Camilla Baasch Andersen, University of Western Australia, editor 2006-2007

 

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CONTENTS

VOLUME XVI, ISSUE 2

An Interview with William Twining
A. Vereshchagin

Globalisation, Comparison, and Legal Scholarship: Are We All Comparatists Now?
Edited by Jaakko Husa

Introduction: Globalisation, Comparison, and Legal Scholarship
Jaakko Husa

Comparative Law and Epistemology: Is Globalisation Changing What it is to Have Legal Knowledge?
Geoffrey Samuel

Methodological Rebellions: How to do Global Comparative Law in a Time of Climate Change
Matteo Nicolini

What Does Globalisation Mean for the Comparative Study of Law?
Michele Graziadei

To Compare is to Understand—An EU Law Perspective
Juha Raitio

One Umbrella or Two? Comparative (Socio-)Legal Studies in Light of Globalisation
Jen Hendry

Comparative Legal History: A Critique
Paul Du Plessis

ARTICLES
Old Ways and New Ways to Handle Failing Banks across the Atlantic
Marco Bodellini

The Role of Judges in Systemic Climate Litigation: A Comparative Analysis of Ireland and the Netherlands
Orla Kelleher

Negative Comparative Law and Its Theses
Pierre Legrand

Legal Capacity and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: An Alternative Framework to Promote
Law Reform in Hong Kong and Beyond
Kelley Loper & Carole J. Petersen

A Post Pandemic Analysis of CSR in India
Akshaya Kamalnath

The Civil Code of the People’s Republic of China, Personality Rights, and Freedom of Expression
Yan Meining

REVIEWS
Wang, Zhiqiong June and Chen, Jianfu Dispute Resolution in the People’s Republic of China: The Evolving Institutions and
Mechanisms
Ling Zhou

OBITUARY
Robin Munro, 1952–2021
Donald C. Clarke