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European Journal of Law Reform

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Issue 1-2, 2004

Jean-Claude Piris
Director-General, Legal Service, Council of the European Union. The views expressed in this lecture are the author's personal views and do not in any way commit the position of the Council of the European Union. The author thanks Mr Tito Gallas, Head of the Section of the Lawyer-Linguists of the Council's Legal Service, for his assistance. This lecture was delivered on 8 November 2004. It has been published in French under the title Union européenne: comment rédiger une législation de qualité dans 20 langues et pour 25 Etats membres, 121 Revue du droit public 457-491 (2005).

Boštjan M. Zupančič
Boštjan M. Zupančič, dipl.iur. (Lab.), LL.M., S.J.D. (Harv.), Professor of Law (US and Slovenia), former Justice of the Constitutional Court of Slovenia, former Vice-Chair of the UN Committee against Torture, President of the Third Section of the European Court of Human Rights. E-mail: bostjan.zupancic@echr.coe.int.

Ulrich Karpen
Prof. Dr. iur. Universitätsprofessor at the Faculty of Law, University of Hamburg, Germany.

Christie Bodnar Swiss
B.B.A. University of Notre Dame, 2002; M.A. Bryn Mawr College, 2003; J.D. candidate Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis, 2006.

Katharina Boele-Woelki
Professor of Comparative Law, Private International Law and Family Law at the University of Utrecht. This article was published previously in K. Boele-Woelki (Ed.), Common Core and Better Law in European Family Law, European Family Law Series No. 10, 15-38 (2005) and is reprinted with minor editorial modifications with kind permission of the publisher Intersentia-Antwerp.

Ingeborg Schwenzer
This article was published previously in K. Boele-Woelki (Ed.), Perspectives for the Unification and Harmonisation of Family Law in Europe, European Family Law series No. 4, 143-158 (2003) and is reprinted with minor editorial modifications with kind permission of the publisher Intersentia-Antwerp. The author is Professor of Private Law, University of Basel Law School. The author is grateful to Professor Dr. h.c. Carol Bruch (University of California, Davis, US) for a critical reading of the manuscript as well as to lic. iur. Michelle Cottier MA (Basel) for her valuable research assistance.

Masha Antokolskaia
This article was published previously in K. Boele-Woelki (Ed.), Perspectives for the Unification and Harmonisation of Family Law in Europe, European Family Law Series No. 4, 159-182 (2003) and is reprinted with minor editorial modifications with kind permission of the publisher Intersentia-Antwerp. The author is Professor of Private Law and Family Law at the Free University of Amsterdam. This article expresses the personal opinion of the author and not that of the Commission on European Family Law. This research has been made possible by a fellowship from the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Shirley C. Ogata
J.D. 2005, Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis.

Frank Bates
Professor of Law, University of Newcastle (NSW). Paper presented to the Annual Conference of the Society of Legal Scholars, Sheffield, September 2004.

Saloni Kantaria
Graduate of the University of Sydney Law School. I would like to thank Professor Helen Irving of Sydney University Law School and Professor Frank Emmert for their advice and guidance in the preparation of this paper.

S. Kyleen Nash
J.D., 2005, Indiana University School of Law, Indianapolis; B.S., Interdisciplinary Social Science, Michigan State University, 2001.

Tanel Kerikmäe
Tanel Kerikmäe is Dean of the Law School and Jean Monnet Professor at the International University Concordia Audentes and President of the Estonian European Community Studies Association. The author wishes to thank his colleague from the Research Centre “Supralaw”, Mr. Kari Käsper.