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Essays in Maltese Legal History and Comparative Law: Vol I

Mark A. Sammut | ISBN: 978-1-912142-01-9 

Price € 35 / GBP 30  

This is a book about intriguing aspects of Maltese legal history. Malta is a hybrid Common Law-Civil Law system. The book contains the following essays: 1. Judicial Importation into Maltese Law of Italian Private Law Solutions and Its Implications 2. Historical Facts and Myths surrounding the Criminal Code of Malta 3. Medieval (Legal) Beasts in our Midst? A Terminological Ad Fontes Look at the Dissolution of Contracts under Maltese Law 4. Latin Wine Decanted into a Semitic Carafe: The Obscure Term "Midheb" in Vassalli's Lexicon and its Possible Usefulness for the Legal Historian.   

'Heartfelt congratulations for the research, the intuitions, the methodology, the discoveries and the conclusions. Glad to see historiography finally moving away from fairy-tale telling. Have not read such compelling history of legislation critique for a long while.'
Giovanni Bonello, former President of the Malta Historical Society and former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights.

Constitutions and Legislation in Malta 1914 - 1964: Volume 1

Raymond Mangion | ISBN: 978-1-912142-02-6 | 346 pp | Published: 15/03/2017

Price € 69 / GBP 53    

Professor Raymond Mangion, Head of the Department of Legal History and Methodology at the University of Malta, undertakes the unprecedented task in this book of drawing the constitutional and legislative landscape of Malta between the years 1914 and 1933. This he does with attention to detail, rigour and precision. He brings the story to life by interweaving social developments with the evolution of the constitutions and legislation of Malta. 

Professor Mangion provides the reader with a dazzling tapestry, full of detail and connections. Themes include the influence of outstanding personalities in law-making, the changing structure of the government, questions of language and the free trade issue. He masterfully demonstrates that the history of pre-Independence British Malta cannot be fully grasped without a clear understanding of the role played by its constitutions and legislation.

Constitutions and Legislation in Malta 1914 - 1964: Volume 2

Raymond Mangion | ISBN: 978-1-912142-03-3

Price € 69 / GBP 53        

Professor Raymond Mangion, Head of the Department of Legal History and Methodology at the University of Malta, undertakes the unprecedented task in this book of drawing the constitutional and legislative landscape of Malta between the years 1914 and 1933. This he does with attention to detail, rigour and precision. He brings the story to life by interweaving social developments with the evolution of the constitutions and legislation of Malta. 

Professor Mangion provides the reader with a dazzling tapestry, full of detail and connections. Themes include the influence of outstanding personalities in law-making, the changing structure of the government, questions of language and the free trade issue. He masterfully demonstrates that the history of pre-Independence British Malta cannot be fully grasped without a clear understanding of the role played by its constitutions and legislation.

Whitelocke Series of Commonwealth Constitutions

Constitutional History of Malta 1800 - 1914

Hilda I. Lee | ISBN: 978-1-912142-0-88

Introductory essay by Barry Hough & Howard Davis

Price:  € 69 / GBP 53

This book provides a detailed constitutional history of Malta during the first part of British rule, from initial occupation in 1800 to 1914, with an Epilogue bringing the story to Independence in 1964.

The first part consists of an essay written by Barry Hough and Dr Howard Davis discussing the nature of the legal authority exercised in Malta by British officials prior to 1813, the date of the first appointment of a British official with the title of ‘governor’.

The second, and majority, part of the book consists of an edited reprint of the acclaimed work by Hilda I. Lee, Malta 1813-1914: A Study in Constitutional and Strategic Development, published in 1973. Here, the many typographical errors originally found in Lee’s book have been corrected and the text conformed. This is the first time Lee’s book has appeared in print in over 30 years.

Hilda I. Lee, MA, was Lecturer in International History at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Barry Hough, LLM LLB, is Associate Senior Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth School of Law.

Dr Howard Davis is Reader in Public Law at Bournemouth University.

Forthcoming Titles

Whitelocke Human Rights Series

The Troubled Relationship between Religions and the State

András Koltay | ISBN: 978-1-912142-04-0 

Dr. András Koltay has been a lecturer at Pázmány Péter Catholic University Faculty of Law and Political Sciences in Budapest, Hungary since 2002. He received LL.M. degree in public law at the University College London in 2006, and PhD degree in law at the Pázmány Péter Catholic University in 2008. He attended the human rights course of the International Institute of Human Rights in Strasbourg in 2003. His principal research has been concerned with freedom of speech, personality rights and media regulations, but he also deals with other constitutional questions. He is the author of more than 150 articles in Hungarian and in foreign languages, and three monographs on comparative freedom of speech (in English: Freedom of Speech – the Unreachable Mirage. Budapest, Wolters Kluwer, 2013). He was a speaker in more than 50 conferences in several countries. Since 2010 he has been a member of the Media Council, the authority which supervises the functioning of the media system. 

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A Grammar of Constitutionalism

Shahin M. Aliyev  ISBN: 978-1-912142-06-4

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