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Fifth Year Law Students

 

The following are the main texts and any supplementary readings which may be useful in students’ studies. Notes published by GħSL are available here. The remainder are available from bookstores, online, the University Library and the Faculty of Laws Library. For more information contact academic@ghsl.org.

 

N.B. This list is compiled from the University website and student suggestions. It is a list of suggested readings by students for students in one place. It does not presume to be an official list of suggested readings. For the official list please refer to the University website.

 

YEAR – COMPULSORY

 

  • Criminal Law of Procedure and Evidence

 

Criminal Procedure, Prof. A. Mamo, GħSL

Selected Criminal Cases I & II, Mr. Justice V. De Gaetano & Dr. S. Tonna Lowell, GħSL

Laws of Malta, Relative Legislation, Cross & Tapper, Law of Evidence

"Blackstone's Criminal Practice" 2009 by David Ormerod and The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hooper

"A Practical Approach to Criminal Procedure" by John Sprack (Paperback - 14 Oct 2004)

"The Investigation And Prosecution Of Criminal Offences In England And Wales: The Law And Procedure" by C. et al. Philips (Paperback - 1 Jan 1981)

"Smith and Hogan Criminal Law: Cases and Materials" by David Ormerod (Paperback - 28 May 2009)

"Manuale di diritto penale" by Franscesco Antolisei, X edizione, Milano, 1985

"Codice di Procedure Penale" - by Studio Cataldi, 2009 - www.studiocataldi.it

 

  • Civil Procedure

 

Civil Procedure, Prof. V. Caruana Galizia, GħSL

Andrioli, Virgilio 1979. Diritto processuale civile, Jovene, Napoli

Cappelletti, Mauro 1989. The judicial process in comparative perspective, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Carnelutti, Francesco 1995. La prova civile. Parte generale. Il concetto giuridico di prova. Ristampa. Milano, 1995

Chiovenda, Giuseppe 1935. Istituzioni di diritto processuale civile, Jovene, Napoli

Chiovenda, Giuseppe 1987. Principi di diritto processuale. Le azioni. Il processo di cognizione, Jovene, Napoli

Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure, Chapter 12 of the Laws of Malta :http://docs.justice.gov.mt/lom/legislation/english/leg/vol_1/chapt12.pdf

Jolowicz, J.A. 2000. On Civil Procedure, Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law (No. 13), Cambridge: University Press

 

YEAR – ELECTIVES

 

  • Examination of Title

 

Civil Code (Chapter 16)

Ecclesiastical Entities Properties Act (Chapter 358)

Land Registration Act (Chapter 296)

Notarial Profession and Notarial Archives Act (Chapter 55)

Public Registry Act (Chapter 56)

Bills: Bill 16 (17.10.2003) entitled The Central Registry Bill

Angeloni F: Responsabilità del notaio e clausole abusive, Giuffrè, Milano, 1999

Cervelli S: Trascrizione ed ipoteca ,Giuffrè, Milano, 2002

Petrelli G: Visure ipotecarie, Giuffrè, Milano, 1994

Pacifico E: Le invalidità degli atti notarili, Giuffrè, Milano, 1992

Paolucci E: Atti vietati e responsabilità notarile nella giurisprudenza, Giuffrè, Milano, 1990.

 

  • Practical Applications in Family Law

 

Each session is supported by specific legislation as indicated.

All texts available in Library and/or online except for one item available in Law Library**

 

1. Family Court

Courts and Tribunals Procedures Act 2002,LN 395.2003 (coming into force)

The Civil Courts (Establishment of Sections) (Amendment) Order, 2004, LN 8.2004

The Civil Court (Family Sections), the Civil Court (General Jurisdiction Section) and the Court of Magistrates (Gozo) (Superior Jurisdiction) (Family Sections) (Amendment) Regulations 2004, LN 9.2004, Mediation Act Chapter 474

 

2. Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence Act Chapter 481

Civil Code Article 40

Criminal Code Articles 412C, 412D

 

3. Annulment

Marriage Act Chapter 255

Code of Canon Law Canons 1095-1098,1101-1103, 1099,1157+1160

 

4. Care Orders

Children and Young Persons (Care Orders) Act - Chapter 285

Subsidiary Legislation 285.01

Children and Young Persons (Care Orders) Regulations

Legal Notice 49 of 1985, as amended by Legal Notices 43 of 1999 and 102 of 2005 Juvenile Court Act – Chapter 287

Refugees Act – Chapter 420

 

5. Disability

Equal Opportunities Act Chapter 413

 

6. Mental Health

Civil Code [Articles 189-192 + Succession Law]

COCP [Articles 520-527]

Marriage Act Chapter 255

Mental Health Act - Chapter 262

 

7. Foster Care

Foster Care Act - Chapter 491

 

8. Adoption

Civil Code [Articles 113-130A] Subsidiary Legislation 16.04 + 16.05 Adoption Administration Act – Chapter 495 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption (1993)

 

9. Children

United Nations Convention on Rights of the Child

Child Commissioner Act Chapter 462

**Farrugia R., Access of Children to Civil Justice in Compilation of Texts related to Child-Friendly Justice, Council of Europe, 2009, pp 48- 64 http://www.coe.int/t/transversalprojects/children%5CSource%5CSweden2008%20Folder%5CFarrugia_en.doc.**

 

10. Abduction

Child Abduction and Custody Act – Chapter 410

Legal Notice 209.209

 

SEMESTER 1 – COMPULSORY

 

  • Corporate Re-Organisation and Liquidation

 

- Finch Vanessa, Corporate Insolvency, Perspectives and Principles, Cambridge University Press, 2009

- Fletcher Ian, The Law of Insolvency, Sweet and Maxwell, 2009

- Goode Roy, Principles of Corporate Insolvency, Sweet & Maxwell, 3 Edition, 2005.

- Gower & Davies: The Principles of Modern Company Law, Sweet & Maxwell, 7 Edition, 2003.

- Muscat Andrew, Principles of Maltese Company Law, Malta University Press, 2007.

- Pennington, Pennington’s Company Law, Butterworths, 8 Revised Edition, 2005.

- Sealy, Cases and Material in Company Law, Oxford University Press, 2007.

 

SEMESTER 1 – ELECTIVES

 

  • International Trade and Investment Law

 

1. European Commission, Communication on the External Aspects of Competitiveness

2. GSP

3. European Commission, Communication on a stronger partnership to deliver market access for European Exporters

4. Inama Stefano & Vermulst Edwin, Customs and Trade Laws of the European Community, London: Kluwer Law International, 1999

5. Hoekman & Kostecki Michel, The political economy of the World Trading System – The WTO and beyond, Second Edition, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001

6. Lawrence Robert, Crimes and Punishment, Retaliation under the WTO, Washington DC: Institute for International Economics, 2003

7. Mattoo Aaditya & Carzaniga Antonia (Eds.), Moving people to deliver services, Copublication of the World Bank and Oxford University Press, 2003

8. Matsushita Mitsuo, Schoenbaum & Mavroidis Petros, The World Trade Organisation – Law, Practice and Policy, Oxford University Press, 2003

9. Palmeter David & Mavroidis Petros, Dispute settlement in the World Trade Organisation – Practice and Procedure, The Hague: Kluwer Law International, 1999

10. Sutherland Peter et al, The Future of the WTO – Addressing institutional challenges in the new millennium, Report by the Consultative Board to the Director General Supachai Panitechpakdi, Geneve, World Trade Organisation

11. World Trade Organisation, Legal Affairs Division, Guide to WTO Law and Practice, Second Edition, 2007

12. World Trade Organisation, The Legal Texts: The results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade negotiations, Cambridge University Press 2002

13. Trebilcock & Howse Robert, Regulation of International Trade, London: Routledge, 1998

 

Economic Policy in the Age of Globalisation – Nicola Acocella and Brendan Jones – Cambridge, 2005

- Principles of International Investment Law (Foundations of Public International Law) - Rudolf Dolzer and Cristoph Schreuer - Oxford, 2009

- Incentives-based Competition for Foreign Direct Investment: The Case of Brazil - Hans Christiansen, Charles Oman, Andrew Charlton, - OECD, 2003 (Article)

- Regions, globalization, and the knowledge-based economy. - Dunning, J.H. (ed.). 2000. - Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press.

- Checklist of Direct Investment Policies – Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, 2003

- Effectiveness of Foreign Direct Investment Policy Measures - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development - Geneva 2003

- FDI Policies for Development: National and International Perspective. - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. - World Investment Report 2003 - Geneva.

- The Industrial Revolution of Malta – Paul Vella – Midsea Books, 2007

- “Joint Ventures” Third Edition - Ian Hewitt - Thomson Sweet and Maxwell Limited 2005

- Why do Multinational firms seek out joint ventures? – Magnus Blomstrom & Mario Zejan - National Bureau of Economic Research, Working Paper – Massachusetts, 1989

 

Other References will be made to:

 

- National Strategic Reference Framework http://www.doi.gov.mt

- Operational Programme I: Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 http://www.doi.gov.mt

- Operational Programme II: Cohesion Policy 2007-2013 http://www.doi.gov.mt

 

  • Admiralty Jurisdiction and Salvage, Towage, Pilotage and Collision

 

Relevant Section of the Code of Organisation and Civil Procedure.

 

  • Gender and the Law

 

General

- UN CEDAW

- UN HRI/GEN/2/Rev.1/Add.2

- ILO C183 Maternity Protection Convention, 2000

- Gender Equality Act

- Domestic Violence Act

- Civil Code

- Criminal Code

 

Cases

- Selected judgments of the ECHR, ECJ and domestic courts

 

Selected Readings

- Beresford S., Get Over Your (Legal) ‘Self’: A Brief History of Lesbians, Motherhood and the Law, Journal of Social Welfare & Family Law, Vol. 30, No. 2, June 2008, 95–106.

- Burton M., Failing to Protect: Victims’ Rights and Police Liability, 2009, The Modern Law Review, (2009) 72(2) 272-295.

- Campbell Clark S., Work/family border theory: A new theory of work/family balance, Human Relations, Volume 53(6): 747-770.

- Coneus K., Goeggel K., and Muehler G., Maternal employment and child care decision, Oxford Economic Papers (2008).

- Hanna C., Rethinking Consent in a “big Love” Way, VERMONT LAW SCHOOL LEGAL STUDIES RESEARCH PAPER SERIES Research Paper No. 10-20, Electronic copy available at: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1502760.

- Harris D. and Parisi D., Gender Role Ideologies and Marriage Promotion: State Policy Choices and Suggestions for Improvement, Review of Policy Research, Volume 22, Number 6 (2005).

- Hill J. B., Reproductive Rights as Health Care Rights, Case Research Paper Series in Legal Studies Working Paper 09-30, October 2009. http://ssrn.com/abstract=1490073.

- Kerr I., Pregnant Women and the “Born Alive” Rule in Canada, 2000 Tort Law Review, Vol. 8.

- Khafagy F., Honour Killing in Egypt, "Violence against women: Good practices in combating and eliminating violence against women", UN Division for Advancement of Women, 2005.

- Lleras C., Employment, Work Conditions, and the Home Environment in Single-Mother Families, Journal of Family Issues 2008; 29; 1268.

- Meredith S., Policing Pregnancy: The Law and Ethics of Obstetric Conflict, Ashgate, Aldershot, 2005.

- Piccard A., U.S. Ratification of CEDAW: From Bad to Worse? Stetson University College of Law Legal Studies Research Paper Series, Research Paper No. 2009-28.

- Rivett M., Treatment for perpetrators of domestic violence: controversy in policy and practice, Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health16: 205–210 (2006).

- Siddique Z., Partially Identified Treatment Effects under Imperfect Compliance: The Case of Domestic Violence, IZA DP No. 4565, 2009.

 

  • Introduction to the Law of Trusts, Foundations and Fiduciary Obligations

 

Theses

It is recommended that the various theses that have been submitted on the subjects of Trusts Law, fiduciary obligations and foundations be consulted in conjunction with the Syllabus.

Articles

- The various articles published in the Trusts & Trustees journal (Oxford University Press) are recommended for reading;

- Trusts e Attivita’ Fiduciaria (Maurizio Lupoi);

- Trust Law International (Butterworth Tolley);

- Various online resources are also recommended.

 

Publications

- Hayton, D.J. Fundamental Principles of the Law of Trusts (4th ed. 2003, London, Sweet & Maxwell);

- Hayton and Marshall: Commentary and Cases on the Law of Trusts and Equitable Remedies by David J. Hayton and Charles Mitchell (Paperback - 26 Jul 2005);

- Hayon DJ, Matthews P and Mitchell C, Underhill and Hayton: Law of Trusts and Trustees (17th ed, 2006, LexisNexis Butterworths);

- Hackney J, Understanding Equity and trusts (1987, London, Fontana Press);

- Edwards R and Stockwell N, Trusts and Equity (8th ed., 2007, London: Pitman);

- Martin J.E., Hanbury and Martin’s Modern Equity (17th ed, 2005, London: Thomson Sweet & Maxwell);

- Pettit P.H., Equity & the Law of Trusts (10th ed 2005, Oxford University Press);

- Hudson, Alastair, Equity & Trusts (5th ed. 2007, London: Routledge-Cavendish Publishing Ltd);

- Oakley A.J., Parker and Mellows’ Modern Law of Trusts (8th ed. 2003, London: Thomson Sweet & Maxwell);

- Hayton D.J. and Mitchell C, Commentary and Cases on the Law of Trusts and Equitable Obligations (12th ed. 2005, London: Thomson Sweet & Maxwell);

- Virgo G. ed Maudsley & Burn’s Trusts & Trustees – Cases & Materials (6th ed 2002, London: Butterworths);

- Mowbray J et al, Lewin on Trusts (18th ed., 2007, London: Thomson Sweet & Maxwell);

- Mc Ghee J (ed.) Snell’s Equity (31st ed., 2005, London: Thomson Sweet & Maxwell);

- Hayton DJ, Kortmann SCJJ and Verhagen HLE (eds) Principles of European Trust Law (1999, Dordrecht: Kluwer/Tjeenk Willink);

- Chambers R, Resulting Trusts (1997, Oxford: Clarendon Press);

- Oakley AJ, Constructive Trusts (3rd ed, 1997, London: Sweet & Maxwell);

- Tudor on Charities (8th ed, 1995, London: Sweet & Maxwell);

- Wadham J (ed.), Willoughby’s Misplaced Trust (2nd ed., 2002, Saffron Walden: Gostick Hall);

- Matthews P and Sowden R, The Jersey Law of Trusts (3rd ed 1994);

- Book Chapter: Ganado M and Griffiths G. LL H ‘The Malta Trusts Project: The Genesis of a New Trusts Law in a Civil Jurisdiction’ in Dixon and Griffiths (eds) Contemporary Perspectives on Property Law, Equity and the Trust (2007, Oxford University Press);

- Gothard Charles (ed) The World Trust Survey (Oxford University Press, 2010) – Malta Chapter by Cremona, Anthony;

- Vella Sciriha P, To Trust or Not to Trust – The New Law (2004, Malta: published by authoress);

- Maltese Cases and Materials on Trusts and Related Topics (Volume I, IFSP 2004);

- Maltese Cases and Materials on Trusts and Related Topics (Volume II, IFSP 2008);

- Duccio Zanchi (ed), Il Trustee nella gestione de Patrimoni – responsabilita’ e risoluzione dei conflitti (1st ed., 2009, G. Giappichelli Editore s.r.l.);

- Private Foundations: A World Review (Oxford University Press, 2009).

 

  • Advocacy Skills 2 – Practicum

 

Main Text:

- Stefan H. Krieger & Richard K. Neumann, 2011. Essential Lawyering Skills, 4th Edition (Aspen Coursebook Series) [Paperback].

 

Supplementary Readings:

- Maughan, C. & Webb, J. 2005. Lawyering Skills and the Legal Process, Cambridge University Press.

- Commission for the Administration of Justice, The Code of Ethics and Conduct for Advocates, published in Valletta by the Malta Government Printing Press.

- Miller, B. 1994. “Give Them Back Their Lives: Recognising Client Narrative in Case Theory,” Michigan Law Review, Vol. 93, pp. 485 – 576.

- Plowden, P. & Kerrigan, K. 2002. Advocacy and Human Rights, London: Cavendish Publishing Ltd.

 

  • European Company Law

 

The students will be given a list of reading materials (and such material will be available at Paperclips for each topic). The basic texts used include: Vanessa Edwards, EC Company Law, Oxford; Andenas and Wooldridge, European Comparative Company Law, Cambridge University Press, 2009.

 

  • EU Labour Law and Policy

 

Main texts:

- Barnard, C: EU Employment Law, Oxford University Press (2012).

- Blanplain, R.: European Labour Law, Kluwer (2006).

- Davies ACL, EU Labour Law, Elgar European Law (2012).

(A copy of the relevant chapters from the main texts will be given to the students)

 

Supplementary Reading:

- De Burca, G., and De Witte, B., (eds): Social Rights in Europe, Oxford University Press (2005).

- Neil., A: The Changing Face of European Labour Law and Social Policy, Kluwer (2004).

- Fredman, S.: Discrimination Law, Oxford University Press (2002).

- Shaw, J: Social Law and Policy in an Evolving European Law, Hart (2000).

- Szyszczak E: EC Labour Law, Longman, (2000).

- Kenner, J: EU Employment Law: From Rome to Amsterdam and Beyond, Hart, (2003).

- O’Leary, S: Employment Law in the European Court of Justice: Judicial Policy, Structures and Processes, Hart, (2002).

- Ellis, E: European Community Sex Equality Law, 2nd Ed., Oxford University Press (1998).

- Shaw, J., Hunt, J., and Wallace, C: Economic and Social Law of the European Union, Palgrave (2006).

- Guerrina, R: Mothering the Union: The Politics of Gender, Equality and Maternity Rights in the EU, Manchester University Press, (2005).

- Millns, Diaz (eds.): Gender Equality and the Future of the European Union, Palgrave (2006).

 

Recommended Journals

- Industrial Law Journal

- European Journal of Industrial Relations

- Journal of European Social Policy

- International Journal of Comparative Labour Law and Industrial Relations

- Journal of Common Market Studies

- Journal of European Public Policy

- Common Market Law Review

- European Law Review

- European Law Journal

- Legal Issues of European Integration

 

  • European Conflict of Laws and Comparative Private Law

 

- Briggs The Conflict of Laws, Clarendon Press, 2008.

- Cheshire, North & Fawcett, ‘Private International Law’ 14th ed. OUP 2008.

- R.C van Caenegen, ‘European Law in the Past and the Future’, CUP, 2002.

- K. Boele-Woelki (ed.), Perspectives for the unification and Harmonisation of Family Law in Europe 2004.

- Eva Storskrubb Civil Procedure and EU law OUP, 2008.

- European Private Law Review, Kluwer.

 

  • EU Consumer Law

 

- EU Consumer Law and Policy, Weatherill, 2005, Edward Elgar Publishing.

- EC Consumer Law, Howells and Wilhelmsson, Dartmouth/Ashgate.

- Understanding EU Consumer Law, Micklitz, Reich & Rott, 2009, Hart Publishing.

 

  • E-Commerce Law in the EU

 

Main Texts

Rowland, D., Kohl, U. & Charlesworth A. Information Technology Law, (4th ed.) Routledge, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-415-48237-0

Lloyd, I. Information Technology Law (7th ed.), OUP, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-19-870232-0

Murray, A. Information Technology Law (2nd ed.) OUP, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-19-966151-0

Reed, C. & Angel, J. (eds.) Computer Law (7th ed.) Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-19-969646-8

Bainbridge, D. Introduction to Information Technology Law, (6th ed.) Longman, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-40-584666-0

 

Supplementary readings

Davidson A. The Law of Electronic Commerce (2009), Cambridge University Press, ISBN: 052167865X – Australian Law

Edwards, L. & Waelde, C. (eds.) Law and the Internet, 2009, ISBN: 1841138150

Edwards, L. (ed.) The New Legal Framework for E-Commerce in Europe, Hart Publishing, 2005, ISBN: 1841134511

Hedley, S. The Law of Electronic Commerce and the Internet in the UK and Ireland, Cavendish Publishing Ltd, 2006, ISBN: 1859419739

Todd, P. E-Commerce Law, Cavendish Publishing Ltd, 2005, ISBN: 1859419429

Wild,C.; MacEwan, N.; Weinstein, S. & Geach, N. Electronic and Mobile Commerce Law, University of Hertfordshire Press, 2011, ISBN: 1907396012

 

Web Sites

There are a wide range of websites relevant to the course. As Information technology law is a rapidly developing area, the law is often challenged to respond to the many advances in technology. It is therefore important to keep abreast of developments. Key websites that assist with this include:

European Commission – Digital Agenda Portal

http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/

European Commission - Data Protection

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/index_en.htm

 

  • EU Legal Translation and Drafting EN/MT

 

EU legal instruments

ECJ judgements

- Agius Peter, It-Traduzzjoni tal-Ligi Ewropea, Malta University Publishing, 2011.

- Helen Xanthaki, Thornton’s Legislative Drafting, (forthcoming 2013, Bloomsbury, London).

- Helen Xanthaki, Drafting Legislation: Art and Technology of Rules for Regulation, (forthcoming 2014, Hart Publishers, Oxford).

- Helen Xanthaki (ed), Drafting Legislation: A Modern Approach – in Memoriam of Sir William Dale, (2008, Ashgate-Dartmouth, Aldershot) (together with Constantin Stefanou)

- Helen Xanthaki, “Crossing the borders between legislative drafting and linguistics: linguists to the aid of legislative drafters” 1 [2013] Law, Language and Interdisciplinary Practice.

- Helen Xanthaki, “Editorial: Burying the Hatchet Between Common and Civil Law Drafting Styles in Europe” 6 [2012] Legisprudence, pp. 133-148.

- Helen Xanthaki, “Editorial: Legislative Drafting: Can we learn from each other?” [2011] The Commonwealth Law Bulletin.

- Helen Xanthaki, “Duncan Berry: A true visionary of training in legislative drafting” [2011] The Loophole, pp.18-26.

- Helen Xanthaki, “Legal transplants in legislation: defusing the trap” 57 [2008] International and Comparative Law Quarterly, pp.659-673.

- Helen Xanthaki, “Quality and transposition of EU legislation: a tool for accession and membership to the EU” 4 [2006] European Journal of Law Reform, pp.89-110.

 

  • The EU Treaties: Institutional and Democratic Powers

 

Semester 2 – Electives

 

  • Drafting and Negotiating Commercial Contracts

 

  • Advocacy Skills 1 - Lectures and Role Plays

 

Main Text:

- Stefan H. Krieger & Richard K. Neumann, 2011. Essential Lawyering Skills, 4th Edition (Aspen Coursebook Series) [Paperback]

 

Supplementary readings:

- Maughan, C. and Webb, J. 2005. Lawyering Skills and the Legal Process, Cambridge University Press.

- Commission for the Administration of Justice, The Code of Ethics and Conduct for Advocates, published in Valletta by the Malta Government Printing Press.

- Miller, B. 1994. “Give Them Back Their Lives: Recognising Client Narrative in Case Theory,” Michigan Law Review, Vol. 93, pp. 485 – 576.

- Plowden, P. & Kerrigan, K. 2002. Advocacy and Human Rights, London: Cavendish Publishing Ltd.

 

  • The Law of EU Trade Policy

 

- Treibilcock M.J. & Howese R. The Regulation of International Trade, 3rd ed Routledge, 2005.

- De Burca G. & Scott J. (ed), The EU and the WTO, Hart, 2003.

- Palmeter et al, Dispute Settlement in the WTO, Cambridge, 2004.

- Jackson J. The Jurisprudence of GATT and the WTO, Cambridge 2000.

- The Legal Texts: The results of the Uruguay Round of Multilateral Trade Negotiations.

 

  • EU Technology Law

 

The current editions of the five best known information technology law textbooks are:

Rowland, D., Kohl, U. & Charlesworth A. Information Technology Law, (4th ed.) Routledge, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-415-48237-0

Lloyd, I. Information Technology Law (7th ed.), OUP, 2014, ISBN: 978-0-19-870232-0

Murray, A. Information Technology Law (2nd ed.) OUP, 2013. ISBN: 978-0-19-966151-0

Reed, C. & Angel, J. (eds.) Computer Law (7th ed.) Oxford University Press, 2012, ISBN: 978-0-19-969646-8

Bainbridge, D. Introduction to Information Technology Law, (6th ed.) Longman, 2007, ISBN: 978-1-40-584666-0

 

The area of Information Technology Law is a fast moving one. As such, it can be difficult to find textbooks which are up-to-date with current developments, as textbooks can often be 12 months behind current developments even at the time of their publication. Journal articles are often the best source of more recent information, and have the added advantage of often being available electronically via the WWW. Primary materials, such as legislation and case law, as well as other useful secondary material are also often published on-line and, as a result, learning how to search Internet resources effectively is an increasingly important skill.

 

There are a wide range of websites relevant to the course. As Information technology law is a rapidly developing area, the law is often challenged to respond to the many advances in technology. It is therefore important to keep abreast of developments. Key websites that will assist with this include:

European Commission – Digital Agenda Portal

http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/

European Commission - Data Protection

http://ec.europa.eu/justice/data-protection/index_en.htm

 

  • Introduction to the Law of Mediation

 

Selected Bibliography:

- Benjamin R.: The Constructive Use of Deception: Skills, Strategies and Techniques of the Fokloristic Trickster Figure and their Application by Mediators - Mediation Quarterly: Fall 1995.

- Benjamin R.: Negotiation and Evil:Mediation Quarterly: Spring 1998.

- Benjamin R.: Advanced Issues in Mediation Practice, October 2004.

- Kolb Deborah M and Associates: When Talk works. (Joss-Bass Publishers 2001).

- Dingwall Robert: Lessons from Brief Therapy? Some Interactional Suggestions for Family Mediators-Conflict Resolution Quarterly-Volume 19, Spring 2002.

- Wade John: Don't waste My time on Negotiation and Mediation; This dispute needs a judge; Mediation Quarterly: Spring 2001.

- Cohen Orna, Dattner Naomi, Luxenburg Ahron, The limits of the Mediator's Neutrality. Mediation Quarterly; Summer 1999.

- UNESCO: Advanced Mediation skills Course Book, 2003.

- Sarah Cobb, A Narrative Perspective on Mediation in Folger J and Jones T, "New Directions in Mediation - Communication Research and Perspectives", Sage Publications, 1994.

- Edward Kruk (ed.), "Mediation and Conflict Resolution in Social Work and the Human Services, Nelson Hall, 1997.

- Howard Irving and Robert Benjamin, "Family Mediation - Contemporary Issues", Sage Publications, 1995.J. Pearson and N. Thoennes, Divorce Mediation Research Results.

- M.T. Shattuck, Mandatory Mediation in J. Folberg and A. Milne (eds.), "Divorce Mediation - Theory and Practice, Guilford Press, New York, 1088, pp. 429-452.

- American Bar Association "Final Report - Task Force on Improving Mediation Quality, 2008.

 

• Amendments to COCP Chapter 12 LN 397.2003

• Mediation Act Chapter 474

• Directive 2008/52/EC

 

  • VAT and Indirect Taxation Law

 

  • International Taxation

 

- Avery Jones, John, Jurisdiction to tax companies: the influence of the jurisdiction of the courts and of European thinking (Cambridge 2008).

- Baker, Philip, Tax Avoidance, Tax Mitigation and tax Evasion (Taxbar.com).

- Baker Philip, A Manual on the OECD Model Tax Convention on Income and on Capital (London 2005).

- Baker Philip, ‘Taxation and the European Convention on Human Rights’ (British Tax Review 2000).

- Bowes, Paul, Principles of International Taxation (UK 2005).

- North, P.M & Fawcett J., Cheshire’s Private International Law (Scotland 1992).

- Pennington, R, P, Pennington’s Company Law Eight Edition (England 2001).

- Quereshi, Ashif, The Public International Law of Taxation Tax, Cases & Materials (Wiltshire 1994).

- Rohatgi, Roy, Basic International Taxation (New York 2002).

- Van Raad Kee, Materials on International and EC Tax Law.

- Vogel, Klaus, Klaus Vogel On Double Taxation Conventions (Munich 1999).

- Wade H.W.R, Administrative Law (London 1994).

 

  • Arbitration

 

Laws/Rules:

- Arbitration Act (1996), Chapter 387 of the Laws of Malta.

- UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (1985).

- 1958 UN Convention on Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Award (New York Convention).

- Arbitration Rules (LN 421 of 2004 as subsequently amended).

- English Arbitration Act (1996).

- UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules (1976).

- LCIA Rules of International Arbitration (1998).

- ICC Rules of International Arbitration (1998).

- International Bar Association (IBA) Rules of Ethics for International Arbitrators.

-European Convention on International Commercial Arbitration (1961).

- Washington Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes Between States and Nationals of Others States (1965/66).

 

Books/Treatises/Journals:

 

Domestic Arbitration:

- Max Ganado, Introduction to Maltese Domestic Arbitration Law (June 2002).

- Max Ganado, The Malta Arbitration Act (Handbook) – Publication by the Malta Arbitration Centre.

- Patricia Mallia, A Review of the Malta Arbitration Act 1996 (LL.D. Thesis 1999).

- Fiona Farrugia, The Arbitration Amendment Act of 1999: A commentary [LL.D. Thesis (2002)].

- Ian Castaldi Paris, The Development of Maltese Arbitration Law, 1850 to 2003 [LL.D. Thesis (2003)].

- Angele Debono, Part V of Act II of 1996 – International Commercial Arbitration in Malta [LL.D. Thesis (2003)].

- Guidelines for Arbitrators – Publication by the Malta Arbitration Centre.

- Newsletter of the Malta Arbitration Centre.

International Arbitration:

- Fouchard, Gaillard, Goldman on International Commercial Arbitration (ed. By Emmaule Gaillard and John Savage), Kluwer Law International 1999.

- Julian D M Lew, Loukas Mistelis Stefan Kröll, Comparative International Commercial Arbitration, (Kluwer Law International), June 2003.

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Compiled by John Caruana, Joshua Chircop & Marc Dimech