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Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

Media Information
Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts

Edited Works


Jürgen Basedow, Gisela Rühl, Franco Ferrari, Pedro de Miguel Asensio (eds.), Encyclopedia of Private International Law, Elgar, Cheltenham 2017, 4033 pp. MPG.PuRe

Holger Fleischer, Susanne Kalss, Hans-Ueli Vogt (eds.), Recht der Familiengesellschaften, Mohr Siebeck, Tübingen 2017, VIII + 302 pp. MPG.PuRe

Burkhard Hess, Klaus J. Hopt, Ulrich Sieber, Christian Starck (eds.), Unternehmen im globalen Umfeld – Aufsicht, Unternehmensstrafrecht, Organhaftung und Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit in Ostasien und Deutschland, Fünftes Internationales Symposium der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung in Köln –, Carl Heymanns Verlag, Köln 2017, X + 471 pp. MPG.PuRe

Klaus J. Hopt, Christoph H. Seibt (eds.), Schuldverschreibungsrecht – Kommentar, Handbuch, Vertragsmuster, Otto Schmidt, Köln 2017, LVIII + 1830 pp. MPG.PuRe

Patrick C. Leyens, Jürgen Basedow, Klaus J. Hopt, Wulf-Henning Roth, Thomas Ackermann, Christian Heinze, Rupprecht Podszun, Wolfgang Wurmnest (eds.), Europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht, Nomos/C.H. Beck, Baden-Baden/München, since 2017. MPG.PuRe

Nikolaos Paschos, Holger Fleischer (eds.), Handbuch Übernahmerecht nach dem WpÜG, C.H. Beck, München 2017, LVIII + 1176 pp. MPG.PuRe

Dan W. Puchniak, Harald Baum, Luke Nottage (eds.), Independent Directors in Asia. A Historical, Contextual and Comparative Approach, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge 2017, 634 pp. MPG.PuRe

Nadjma Yassari, Lena-Maria Möller, Imen Gallala-Arndt (eds.), Parental Care and the Best Interests of the Child in Muslim Countries, Asser Press, Den Haag 2017, XVIII + 353 pp. MPG.PuRe

The book “Parental Care and the Best Interests of the Child in Muslim Countries” is the first publication to provide a comparative and cross-national analysis of parental care regimes in Islamic countries. The book is edited by Priv.-Doz. Dr. Nadjma Yassari, director of the research group “Changes in God’s Law: An Inner-Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Laws” at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, together with Dr. Lena-Maria Möller, a senior research fellow in the same research group, and Dr. Imen Gallala-Arndt of the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology. It compiles the results of a workshop on parental care held by the research group together with legal and Islamic studies scholars in Rabat, Morocco in April 2015. Drawing on the example of ten Islamic countries the volume analyses the emergence and evolution of the notion of the best interests of the child and investigates the question of whether and to what extent international conventions on the rights of the child have impacted the development of parental care regimes in Islamic countries. In particular, it examines the prevailing legal norms, both substantive and procedural. Special attention is also given to legal practice and the role of the judiciary. In addition to the country reports, the book also includes two comparative analyses on questions of parental care in both public and private international law. With its up-to-date assessment of parental care regimes in Islamic countries, which extends far beyond a pure analysis of statutory law, the book is of high practical relevance for legal practitioners working in the area of cross-border custody disputes.

Publisher version (DOI)

Reinhard Zimmermann, Editorial Astrea SRL (Consejo Académico), Buenos Aires, since 2017. MPG.PuRe