Italian Society for the Study of Comparative Law

The latest issue of the “European Journal of Private Law” reports on the establishment in September 2010 of the Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato (SIRD)

Conference Report: The First Conference of the Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato (SIRD) on “The New Frontiers of Comparative Law” held in Milano
Nadia Coggiola
15 European Review of Private Law 687 (2011)

From the article:
Founded by several distinguised Italian scholars, among them to cite a few, Rodolfo Sacco, Antonio Gambaro, Guido Alpa, Giovanni Conso, Michele Graziadei, Alessandro Pizzorusso and Gustavo Zagrebelsky, SIRD now counts more than 200 members.

The role of comparative law in Italian universities is remarkable: Italian universities are the home of around 200 chairs in comparative law, and the subject is compulsory in every law degree programme.

Società Italiana per la Ricerca nel Diritto Comparato
Italian Society for the Study of Comparative Law
http://www.sirdcomp.it/

Italian Journal of Public Law

Italian Journal of Public Law

http://www.ijpl.eu/

Current issue and archives are available free of charge.

From the journal description:

The Italian Journal of Public Law IJPL was established in 2009 by a small group of scholars based in several Italian universities, with the encouragement and support of scholars from other countries.

IJPL has the ambition to serve as a bridge between the Italian and other legal cultures and therefore encourages the submission of studies, comments and review articles from lawyers and social scientists from all over the world.

IJPL is interested in publishing pieces in all areas of public law, especially with regard to administrative and constitutional law. Both comparative and theoretical approaches are particularly welcomed.

 

The latest issue of the “German Law Journal” has an article about this journal , which includes links to other online Italian legal journals.

Giancinto della Cananea. On Bridging Legal cultures: The Italian  Journal of Public Law.

11 German Law Journal 1281 (November 2010).

http://www.germanlawjournal.com/

 

 

 

 

 

Normattiva – Database of Italian Legislation

Normattiva Il Portale della Lege Vigente

http://www.normattiva.it/

Normattiva is a database of Italian legislation since 1946 published in the Gazzetta Ufficiale. The databsde provides full-text of legislation and links to subsequent acts that have modified the statute. (click on “aggiornamenti all’atto”). The goal of the database is to provide access to the statute  as originally passed, as it currently stands, and as it read in a specific year.

Con questo termine si intende che le leggi presenti nella banca dati “Normattiva” potranno essere consultate nelle tre seguenti modalità: nel loro testo originario, come pubblicato nella Gazzetta Ufficiale; nel testo vigente, e quindi effettivamente applicabile, alla data di consultazione della banca dati; nel testo vigente a qualunque data pregressa indicata dall’utente.

http://www.normattiva.it/static/progetto.html

Please note that these are not official versions:

From the Avviso Legale:

I testi presenti nella banca dati “Normattiva” non hanno carattere di ufficialità.

Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study

Christopher  Hodges, Stefan Vogenauer and Magdalena Tubilacka have published the following article on SSRN:   Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study.

Costs and Funding of Civil Litigation: A Comparative Study

http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1511714

Countries studied are Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, England and Wales, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, USA.  

The Appendices look very interesting

I. Questionnaire 49

II. Contributors to the Comparative Study 53

III. Ranges of Lawyers’ Hourly Rates 55

IV. Case Studies: Minimum costs risk for claimant 58

V. Summaries of amounts of Court Fees and Lawyers’ Fees 73

VI. Success and Contingency Fees 81

VII. Abbreviations 83

Law Library session at IFLA Conference

The International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) Conference in Turin, Italy is offering the following FCIL related session on Tuesday, August 25, 2009: Law Libraries inItaly: the Italian legal system, basics and new trends.

More information available at the  IFLA Conference Programme Webiste:

http://www.ifla.org/IV/ifla75/Summary_Programme_v.1.pdf

Online Italian language legal dictionaries

Edizione Giuridiche Simone has made available a collection of Italian language dictionaries free of charge. The Law Dictionary (Dizionario giuridico) includes annotations  to legislation. Other dictionaries  inclide canonical law, political philosophy and the Historical Dictionary of Italian and European Law (Dizionario storico del dritto italiano ed europeo).  These dictionaries are searchbale free of charge, but all content is in Italian. Grazie mille ai nostri amici dell’ EGS.

Edizione Giuridiche Simone online dictionaries

http://www.dizionarionline.it/