South Caucasus Law Journal

The German Technical Cooperation (GTZ) has published the inaugural issue of the South Caucasus Law Journal. It appears that the journal will be free and available online. Articles are published in Russian and English.

Information about the South Caucasus Law Journal:

http://www.gtz.de/en/weltweit/europa-kaukasus-zentralasien/30344.htm

Editorial Board of the South Caucasus Law Journal
Email: lawjournal_caucasus@gtz.de
Full-text of Volume 1, Issue 1:  http://www.gtz.de/en/dokumente/gtz2010-ru-en-south-caucasus-law-journal.pdf

Table of Contents for Volume 1, Issue 1(2010)

Paata Turava

Right to Property According to the Georgian Constitution 96

• Tamar Zarandia / Tea Jugheli

Abuse of Property Rights and Terms of Non-alienation According to Georgian and French Laws 104

• Vafaddin Ibaev

Protection of rights to property in practice of the European Court of Humen Rights 112

• Norbert Bernsdorff

Protection of Possessions according to ECHR between effet utile on the one hand and Margin of Appreciation or Judicial Self-restraint on the other hand 120

• Mekhman Sultanov

Property and ownership – Azerbaijan practice 129

• Araik Tunyan

Problems of the Legal Status of Apartments as Real Estate Property 135

• Anar Bagirov

Concept and legal civil meaning of the possession as an element of the right to ownership 141

• Karen Sardaryan

Problems of Regulating Institutionof Development of Land Plotsunder the Legislationof the Republic of Armenia 152

Case law review

• Norbert Bernsdorff

Report on Judicial Practice of the European Court for Human Rights with regard to individual applications v. Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia in 2009 155

• Felix Tokhyan

Constitutionally permitted restrictionsof the right to ownership in practiceof the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Armenia 159

Comments on court decisions

• Elena Fileeva

Case Kvitsiani v. Georgia 163

• Mary Japaridze

Case Nikolaishvili v. Georgia 165

• Ara Ghazaryan

Problems of Execution by Armenia of Meltex judgment of ECHR 168

• David Khachatryan

The Legal Resolution of the ECHR on Case of Nikoghosyan and Melkonyan v. Armenia: The Questions of Proof in the ECHR and the Legal Consequences for the Judicial Practice of the Republic of Armenia 171

Book review

Contemporary State, contemporary administration – Levan Izoria 175

Committee to Protect Journalists: Special Report

The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) recently came out with a special report:

Getting Away With Murder

CPJ’s 2010 “Impunity Index” spotlights countries where journalists are killed and their murderers  remain free — “having a broader effect on society as a whole, effectively choking off the flow of news and information.”

The worst countries, as CPJ has ranked them:

  1. Iraq
  2. Somalia
  3. Philippines
  4. Sri Lanka
  5. Colombia
  6. Afghanistan
  7. Nepal
  8. Russia
  9. Mexico
  10. Pakistan
  11. Bangladesh
  12. India

The report — including index, methodology and statistical table — is available in Arabic, English, French, Russian and Spanish languages.

Hat tip to: Docuticker.

Legal Interpreting and Translating: A Research Guide

Legal Interpreting and Translating: A Research Guide

Don Ford

FCIL Librarian, University of Iowa

Although the guide is specific to the Iowa Library System, the guide offers a nice bibliography of legal translation titles and a list of glossaries and dictionaries in 20 languages from Europe, Asia ,and Africa. Particularly useful are the links to online legal glosssaries from state courts covering the following languages: Arabic, Armenian, Cantonese, Chinese, German, Hindi, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Punjabi,Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Urdu and Vietnamese.

http://www.law.uiowa.edu/documents/pathfinders/court_interpreter.pdf