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
Markesiniss collection of German judicial decisions, on loan to the
Institutes 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.