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 XVII, ISSUE 1

ARTICLES
Al-Fiqh al-Muqaran as a Comparative Discipline of Islamic Jurisprudence
Damirli, M. A.

A Constitutional Emirate? Legal Developments in Taliban Afghanistan
Ramaioli, F. L.

Constitutional Amending Powers in the Philippines and Cameroon: A Comparison with British and German Models
Huang, D. K. D.
Yusingco, M. H.
Zibi, Paul

Administrative Actions and Procedures in Russian Law
Cenerelli, A.

Between Calmness and Passion: Cooling-off Divorces in China
Cheng, Kwan-Yiu

Examining Constitutional Culture: Assisted Suicide in Ireland and Canada
Kenny, D.

Suspended Declarations of Invalidity: A Comparative Perspective
Serafin, R.

Comparative Analysis of Profit Distributions
Garbarino, C.

MEMOIR
The Path of a Lawyer in a Time of Change: Fragments of a Memoir and Recollections of a Comparatist
Lafitsky, Vladimir I.

NOTES
The 2020 Constitutional Reform in Russia: Some Challenges of Legal Translation
Butler, W. E.
Henderson, J. E.

Pre-Judicial Rulings in Russian and Polish Criminal Procedure: Article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights
Machlańska, J.

The Threshold Age for Children’s Online Consent in Light of the Watson/Legrand Debate: Is Legal Transplant Possible in the Digital Era?
Tümtürk, A. A.

REVIEW
Mercescu, Alexandra, Pour une comparaison des droits indisciplinée
Fekete, B.

RECENTLY APPEARED
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