Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law

The University of Zurich’s Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Legal Studies has announced the launch of an open access, peer-reviewed  journal titled “Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law”

Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (EJIMEL)
http://www.ejimel.uzh.ch/index.html

From the journal’s Mission Statement

The Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (EJIMEL) is a publication by the Center for Islamic and Middle Eastern Legal Studies (CIMELS) at the Faculty of Law, University of Zurich, Switzerland, founded in summer 2012. EJIMEL strives to contribute to the understanding of the large geographical area composing the Middle East guided by the awareness that this region has obtained a key position on the world stage over the last decades and keeps evolving fast. Covering a region which is rich in diversity and heritage, EJIMEL individuates itself by laying a special focus on the multifaceted relations between Islam and national and international law orders over the course of time and from different points of view. Furthermore, EJIMEL aims to contribute to the on-going highly topical debates of regional and global interest in the field of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, such as, e.g., Democratization, Gender and Human Rights, and to highlight interdependencies of Middle Eastern law orders with other jurisdictions worldwide. The editors aim is to foster a vivid debate focusing on the correlation between Islam as a religion with a distinct body of legal norms and the paramount principles and guarantees of current international law, as well as to inquire into key phenomena in Middle Eastern law orders such as, e.g., “Re-Islamisation”, which have influenced both codifications and scholarly discourse in a significant way.

From the journal’s Open Access Philosophy

In line with this objective, EJIMEL follows the Open Access standard and published articles are freely available online and for download. Whereas authors retain the copyright, they grant EJIMEL the right of publication and archiving with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.

Eunomía: Revista en Cultura de la Legaildad

Spanish publisher Tirant lo Blanch has released volume 1 of the peer-reviewed journal “Eunomía Revista en Cultura de la Legaildad.”
ISSN: 2253-6655.

The journal will publish interdisciplinary articles on philosophical, theoretical and scientific approaches to law and legal culture. Contributions from legal scholars, sociologists, philosophers, and political scientists around the world are welcome.

According to the editors’ open letter to readers and authors, Eunomia was the Greek goddess of “good order” or “good laws.” Eunomia  was often depicted as one of the three Horae, which included Dike (goddess of justice) and Eirene (goddess of peace).

Each journal issue consists of five parts:
1. Estudios – in-depth articles on specific topics.
2. Foro y Agora (forum and agora) – shorter, more topical pieces.
3. Voces de Cultura de la Legalidad  (voices of the culture of law) – explorations of legal concepts.
4. Releyendo (re-reading) – commentary on a classic legal text.
5. Rincón de lecturas (reading corner) – book reviews.

Full-text of journal content is freely available at

http://eunomia.tirant.com/

Table of contents of selected articles from volume 1:
Twelve Questions on Principia iuris
Multicultural Jurisdiction in the Liberal State: A Critical Assessment
In Defense of the Dignity of Law
2010 Amendment to the Spanish PenaI Code
Political Immunities in Italy: Between Protection Measures and Privilege
The Eradication of the Torture as a Legal Objective: the Highs and the Lows of the Contribution of  International Law

All articles are in Spanish, but abstracts and keywords are available in English.

Journal: Transnational Legal Theory

Hart Publishing has released Volume 1 of a new journal: Transnational Legal Theory

Transnational Legal Theory
TOC, Volume 1 Issue 1 2010
 
Articles
 
Pluralism in Postnational Risk Regulation: The Dispute Over GMOs and Trade         
Nico Krisch
                                                                                                           
Human Rights in the Emerging World Order  
Joseph Raz                                
 
Transnational Governance by Local Rules: How a Global Economic Policy Perspective Could Help    
Dan Danielsen                         
 
Reviews
 
Global Legal Pluralism and “Private” International Law           
Paul Berman
 
Jus in bello Through the Lens of Individual Moral Responsibility: McMahan on Killing in War           
David Lefkowitz
 
Human Rights qua Normative Practice – Sui generis or legal?
Samantha Besson         
           
The Pursuit of a Worthwhile Life: Griffin on Human Rights  
Terrance McConnell

Journal Description

The objective of Transnational Legal Theory is to publish high-quality theoretical scholarship that addresses transnational dimensions of law and legal dimensions of transnational fields and activity.

Central to Transnational Legal Theory‘s mandate is publication of work that explores whether and how transnational contexts, forces and ideations affect debates within existing traditions or schools of legal thought. Similarly, the journal aspires to encourage scholars debating general theories about law to consider the relevance of transnational contexts and dimensions for their work. With respect to particular jurisprudence, the journal welcomes not only submissions that involve theoretical explorations of fields commonly constructed as transnational in nature (such as commercial law, maritime law, or cyberlaw) but also explorations of transnational aspects of fields less commonly understood in this way (for example, criminal law, family law, company law, tort law, evidence law, and so on). Submissions of work exploring process-oriented approaches to law as transnational (from transjurisdictional litigation to delocalized arbitration to multi-level governance) are also encouraged.

Equally central to Transnational Legal Theory‘s mandate is theoretical work that explores fresh (or revived) understandings of international law and comparative law ‘beyond the state’ (and the interstate). The journal has a special interest in submissions that explore the interfaces, intersections, and mutual embeddedness of public international law, private international law, and comparative law, notably in terms of whether such inter-relationships are reshaping these sub-disciplines in directions that are, in important respects, transnational in nature. Other areas of interest for the journal include the interaction of systems or orders along such axes as the following examples: constitutional law theory on the reception of various forms of external law by states’ legal orders; jurisdictional theory on the external projection of states’ legal orders; public law theory on the evolution of regional legal orders; panstate religious normativity; and the theorization of law as “global” in preference or contradistinction to law as either international or transnational. Legal theory is understood broadly to encompass a variety of inter- and subdisciplinary theoretical approaches to law or to law-like normativity, including, to name only some, philosophy of law, legal sociology, legal history, law and economics, and international relations theory 

The objective of Transnational Legal Theory is to publish high-quality theoretical scholarship that addresses transnational dimensions of law and legal dimensions of transnational fields and activity.

Central to Transnational Legal Theory‘s mandate is publication of work that explores whether and how transnational contexts, forces and ideations affect debates within existing traditions or schools of legal thought. Similarly, the journal aspires to encourage scholars debating general theories about law to consider the relevance of transnational contexts and dimensions for their work. With respect to particular jurisprudence, the journal welcomes not only submissions that involve theoretical explorations of fields commonly constructed as transnational in nature (such as commercial law, maritime law, or cyberlaw) but also explorations of transnational aspects of fields less commonly understood in this way (for example, criminal law, family law, company law, tort law, evidence law, and so on). Submissions of work exploring process-oriented approaches to law as transnational (from transjurisdictional litigation to delocalized arbitration to multi-level governance) are also encouraged.

Equally central to Transnational Legal Theory‘s mandate is theoretical work that explores fresh (or revived) understandings of international law and comparative law ‘beyond the state’ (and the interstate). The journal has a special interest in submissions that explore the interfaces, intersections, and mutual embeddedness of public international law, private international law, and comparative law, notably in terms of whether such inter-relationships are reshaping these sub-disciplines in directions that are, in important respects, transnational in nature. Other areas of interest for the journal include the interaction of systems or orders along such axes as the following examples: constitutional law theory on the reception of various forms of external law by states’ legal orders; jurisdictional theory on the external projection of states’ legal orders; public law theory on the evolution of regional legal orders; panstate religious normativity; and the theorization of law as “global” in preference or contradistinction to law as either international or transnational. Legal theory is understood broadly to encompass a variety of inter- and subdisciplinary theoretical approaches to law or to law-like normativity, including, to name only some, philosophy of law, legal sociology, legal history, law and economics, and international relations theory

Colombian Legal Journals

The University of Medellín’s Eduardo Fernández Botero Library has posted a list of over a hundred Colombian legal journals. Journal titles and publishing institutions are listed. Unfortunately, no links are provided. 

Colombian Legal Journals

http://www.udem.edu.co/UDEM/Servicios/Biblioteca/revDerecho.htm

New journal: European Labour Law Journal

Intersentia Publishing will release the inaugural voluem of European Labour Law Journal later in 2009. No word on subscription price yet. The first issue will publish papers presented at the Future of Labour Law in Europe Conference in June, 2009.

European Labour Law Journal  http://www.intersentia.com/upload/aankondiging%20ELLJ.pdf

About the European Labour Law Journal

The European Labour Law Journal is set to increase and foster the debate on the future of labour law in Europe and to increase the knowledge of labour law.

It aims to better define the role of labour law in Europe and in light of a European Social Model which can provide solutions for the challenges facing the EU and its Member States, requiring a good combination of economic market performance and quality of life, good work and social justice.

In order to contribute to this, the Journal is set to study European labour law in its national, EU and international contexts. Current and future developments in Europe and the world necessitate a fundamental investigation of labour law in the EU and its Member States, and of the basic principles of labour law in Europe.

The Journal fills an existing gap in the academic community. Although there are many national and some internationally oriented labour law journals, none of them specifically addresses the EU as a central focus of attention, including developments of labour law in the EU at the level of the Member States.

Concept

The European Labour Law Journal aims to be a leading academic journal in the area of European labour law and social policy. European labour law is viewed in a wide sense. It includes labour law at the European Union level as well as labour law in the Member States. It also pays attention to developments of labour law at a more global level and its relevance for the EU and its Member States. These various levels are seen as intrinsically connected and mutually interdependent.

The scope of the Journal is confined with:

 

EU labour law and social policy taken in its internal and external dimension;

 

The interaction between EU labour law and Member States’ labour law, including relevant national developments of labour law;

 

Developments of labour law in doctrine and policy at a global level and their relevance for labour law in Europe;

 

Cross-disciplinary developments relating to social policy and industrial relations and their relevance for labour law in Europe.

Attention is paid to developments at the level of policy, legislation, case law as well as academic doctrine.

Table of Contents Service for Spanish Journals

The information portal of the Government of the Community(region)of Valencia in Spain maintains the Bolsum Electrònic database, which includes table of contents for many Spanish legal and social science journals. Most of the journal have TOC information from the inception of the publication. Links to the journals are also provided.

Bolsum Electrònic

Catalan/ Valencian version

http://www1.pre.gva.es/argos/va/contenido_general/recursos/bolsum/listado_de_revistas_por_orden_alfabetico/?no_cache=1

Spanish version

http://www1.pre.gva.es/argos/es/contenido_general/recursos/bolsum/listado_de_revistas_por_orden_alfabetico/?no_cache=1

New Journal: Journal of Korean Judicature

The Supreme Court of Korea has recently published the first volume of the  “Journal of Korean Judicature.” The majority of articles are in English with additional contributions in Chinese, Japanese, French and German. Articles cover civil procedure, family law, medical law, commercial law, taxation, bankruptcy, intellectual property, and labor.  I have not found a Web site for this journal. Kamsamnida to our friends in Korea for this useful new publication.

Journal of Korean Judicature. Volume 1, 2008

Court Publications Registration Number 32-9740029000168-10

New Journal: Hague Journal on the Rule of Law

T.M.C. Asser Press and Cambridge Journals will debut the following journal in early 2009: Hague Journal on the Rule of Law.  Editorial board includes Julio Faundez, Randy Peerenboom, Sam Fuller, and Ronald Janse.

Hague Journal on the Rule of Law

http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ROL

http://www.asserpress.nl/

From the Journal description:

An exciting new journal which provides a timely forum for the rapidly-expanding field of the rule of law, encapsulating cutting-edge study from all related disciplines. This unique focal point for the exchange of views between academics and practitioners gives focus to the promotion of the rule of law on both the national and international stage.

 

The journal aims to deepen and broaden the knowledge of the rule of law and its relation to economic growth, poverty reduction, promotion of democracy, protection of human rights and geopolitical stability. The journal invites and will publish academic articles, practitioner reports and commentary, book reviews and special volumes on major developments and themes in the rule of law field.

LawCite – foreign and international case law citator

Graham Greenleaf and the team at the Australian Legal Information Institute have released LawCite Alpha. LawCite Alpha provides, free of charge, case citations from international tribunals, such as ICJ and ICTY, and dozens of foreign courts, including Australia, Malaysia, Canada, Thailand, South Africa and the United States. The database includes common law and civil law jurisdictions. Fortunately, the search interface is quite forgiving, so there is no need to worry about spacing and periods, as long as the citation is correct. In addition to citations, one can search by jurisdiction, party name and legislation. LawCite Alpha also contains citations to law journal articles, searchable by citation, author, and title.  Many thanks to Graham and his colleagues for sharing this useful research tool.

LawCite Alpha

http://www.austlii.edu.au/LawCite/

 

Additional information from the Law Cite Alpha press release.

There are over two million cases for which LawCite holds citation records at present. This number is expected to increase very significantly as LawCite develops. It also includes early development of a law journal article citator, tracking citations of journal articles in both cases and other articles.

LawCite is constructed solely by automated means, by the extraction of citation information from

the content of legal information institutes, available through the cooperation of the Free Access to Law Movement.  It is an international citator, provides citation records for cases decided by courts in at least 50 countries (though with considerably varying coverage).  It therefore also includes numerous citations of cases by courts in jurisdictions other than the one in which the case was decided. Lawcite does not include editorial judgments of whether a case was distinguished, reversed, etc by subsequent cases. It concentrates on demonstrating the patterns of case citation, and also provides parallel citations for cases.