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World Comparative Law

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Bast, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen Prof. Dr. Brun-Otto Bryde, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen Dr. Fabia Fernandes Carvalho, University of Melbourne Prof. Dr. Philipp Dann, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Prof. Dr. Anuscheh Farahat, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Nürnberg-Erlangen Prof. Dr. Isabel Feichtner, Julius-Maximilian-Universität Würzburg Prof. Dr. James Fowkes, Universität Münster Prof. Dr. Michaela Hailbronner, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen RiVG a.D. Dr. Karl-Andreas Hernekamp Prof. Dr. Florian Hoffmann, Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro, Prof. Heinz Klug, S.J.D. J.D., B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison Dr. Michael Riegner, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin Prof. Arun Thiruvengadam, Azim Premji University India Prof. Dr. Axel Tschentscher, Universität Bern in Kooperation mit dem Institut für Internationale Angelegenheiten der Universität Hamburg durch die Hamburger Gesellschaft für Völkerrecht und Auswärtige Politik in Verbindung mit den Regional-Instituten des German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

"World Comparative Law / VRU" analyses developments in constitutional and public law in states and regions outside Europe and North America (in what used be called the ‘Third World’) as well as their regional and international integration. Founded in 1968 and inspired by the ideals of ‘decolonization’ and fair cooperation, the Journal also has a special interest in the entanglements between ‘Global South’ and ‘Global North’, including the presence of the ‘South in the North’. Looking beyond the surface of globalization, ‘World Comparative Law / VRU’ promotes scholarship that uncovers the particularities of legal configurations as well as their interdependencies in an interconnected world.

The journal seeks to publish theoretically and historically informed studies of law in context, but is equally open to contributions from social sciences and from practitioners. It has a particular interest in analyses that compare several legal orders but is equally attentive to studies in international law and its impact on Asia, Africa and Latin America as well as comparative international law.

“World Comparative Law / VRU" addresses authors and readers on all world regions and aims to serve as a forum of mutual exchange. It publishes research articles, shorter reports about current events or conferences as well as book reviews. As a special service, each issue of "World Comparative Law" contains a select bibliography of relevant publications from around the world, compiled in cooperation with the Leibniz-Institute for Global and Regional Studies in Hamburg (GIGA).

All manuscripts undergo a double-blind peer-review. The journal is published quarterly and welcomes contributions in English, and exceptionally in German, Spanish and French.