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Available online for the first time, the International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online offers full-text searching across all archival content published in this renowned reference work over the last three decades. The Encyclopedia is the first broad, systematic and international compendium of comparative law.
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Volume indexes are available for all content appearing in a final print volume edition (III, IV, V, VII, X, XI, XIII, XIV, XV, XVI). Searching using index terms will navigate the user to the beginning of the paragraph in which the term appears. All content is full-text searchable. Index terms are grouped based on their first letter: A-Z.
Index Volume III. Private International Law
Index Volume IV. Persons and Family
Index Volume V. Succession
Index Volume VII. Contracts in General
Index Volume X. Restitution – Unjust Enrichment and Negotiorum Gestio
Index Volume XI. Torts
Index Volume XIII. Business and Private Organizations
Index Volume XIV. Copyrights and Industrial Property
Index Volume XV. Labour Law
Index Volume XVI. Civil Procedure
List of Abbreviations
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This massive work represents the labour of hundreds of lawyers and scholars throughout the world. It is undoubtedly the most extensive and thorough examination of comparative law on the international level ever published. It incorporates not only detailed descriptions of the legal systems of more than 150 countries but, above all, thoroughly documented comparative analyses of the main issues in civil and commercial law and related issues world-wide. Consisting originally of 17 planned volumes in total, each volume was divided into 6-20 chapters written by relevant specialists. Rather than delaying publication until the entire volume was finalized, every chapter was published upon completion in paperback form. Once a year several of these chapters, not necessarily of the same volume, were published in a single instalment. As soon as all the chapters in a given volume were available, they were indexed, updated where necessary and published in a hardback edition.
The user of the online edition will note the absence of certain chapters. This occurs when not all chapters for a particular volume were published in print.
Similarly, volume indexes are available for all content that was published in a hardback volume edition (III, IV, VII, X, XI, XIII, XIV, XV and XVI). These indexes are available on the "Print Volume Indexes" tab on this page.
The encyclopedia contains thousands of references to footnotes within the text. For example: supra n. 771 or infra n. 131 (= see note 771 above; see note 131 below) Those references refer to footnote numbers as they appear in the print edition. The online footnote numbers however, are generated automatically and often deviate from the note numbers in the print edition. To enable the reader to find the correct note, the print footnote numbers have been added between straight brackets after the online number.
For example footnote 771 is displayed like this:
299.  ITALIAN Cass. 9 May 1956 no. 1535, Foro it. 1956 I 1655 and approving note by Garbagnati, Giur. it. 1957 …
- Vol. X: Restitution - Unjust Enrichment and Negotiorum Gestio. Edited by Ernst von Caemmerer and Peter Schlechtriem