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Issue 2014

3/2014

God’s Law on the Path to Modernity
Dynamic family law reform, recognition of adoption and consideration of a child’s best interests: Nadjma Yassari from the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg and her “Changes in God’s Law – An Inner-Islamic Comparison of Family and Succession Law” research group illustrate how complex and mutable law in Muslim countries is.
Issue 2011

MPR 2 /2011

Debating the Japanese Approach to Dispute Resolution
The Japanese are far less likely to settle their disputes in a court of law than Europeans or Americans. Is this a product of their mentality? Do they know of better ways of resolving conflict? Or are they lacking in legal alternatives? These are some of the questions being explored by Harald Baum and his colleagues in the Japan Unit at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg.
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