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Official launching of new ventures

French Website
The project is developing successfully under the aegis of M. Yves Guena (Président of the Conseil Constitutionnel), M. Guy Canivet (Premier Président of the Cour de Cassation), and M. Dannoix de Saint Mark (Vice Président of the Conseil d’Etat). Since Autumn 2002 the site has grown to over 250 translated decisions. The project was launched officially at the Court de cassation in Paris on 26 March 2003.
View Invitation
View the programme and speeches
View photographs from the event
View the notice in The Register (from The Times)
Go to the French Law Website

German Website
Lords Woolf, Bingham and Phillips have joined a Committee of Patronage for this project, which was already formed by Jutta Limbach, Emeritus President of the German Constitutional Court, Professor Walter Odersky, Emeritus President of the Bundesgerichtshof, and the current President of the Bundesgerichtshof, Professor Dr Günter Hirsch.

The website (along with the 4th edition of Professor Markesinis’ The German Law of Torts; A Comparative Treatise – co-authored with Dr Hannes Unberath and published by Hart Publishing) was launched at a drinks party on the 18th June 2002 at the Inner Temple and hosted by the Rt. Hon. The Lord Woolf of Barnes (Lord Chief Justice), Jutta Limbach the then President of the German Federal Constitutional Court and Professor Dr Walter Odersky, Emeritus President of the German Federal Supreme Court in the presence of the German Ambassador at the Court of Saint James, H.E. Dr Hans von Ploetz.
View notice in The Register (from The Times)
go to the German law website

Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft
Professor Markesinis’s collection of German judicial decisions, on loan to the Institute’s website, is growing at the projected (rapid) rate with new translations of leading judgments being added to it on a regular basis. Recently, this growth received further impetus as a result of a co-operation agreement with the German Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft who granted it the exclusive right to reproduce in the UK translations of seventy leading decisions of the German Constitutional Court. Professor Markesinis has, in turn, offered to make available to this leading German publishing house his own collection of translations of decisions of the Constitutional Court as and when they appear as part of a growing network of links with various German publishers and websites.

Professor Markesinis again wishes to record his gratitude for generous financial support received by the University of Texas School of Law at Austin as well as the Ernst von Caemmerer Stiftung in Freiburg, Germany.


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