In the XIXth Congress, scholars from different legal systems discussed 32 recent issues upon the submission of numerous national reports on every single subject. These national reports are based on questionnaires drafted by renowned experts acting as general reporters for the subject concerned.
There is an old tradition in the Academy that all national reports from one jurisdiction are published in a single volume. Also, subject-based reports and the general reports are compiled as separate volumes. So far, Turkish reports have been published in different volumes for the subject-based reports and the general reports. Yet, a volume dedicated to the Turkish reports has never been published.
In the XIXth Congress, Turkey was successfully represented with eight national reports and one general report. The reports submitted by the Turkish reporters were on subjects ranging from the effects of financial crises on the binding force of contracts to the disgorgement of profits; from the license contracts, free software and creative commons to the personal guarantees between commercial law and consumer protection; from the review and recognition of foreign arbitral awards to the contractualisation of family law; from the proof of and information about foreign law to the damages for the infringement of Human Rights.
Presentations made by the Turkish reporters arouse great interest and appreciation during the Congress in Vienna. Accordingly, it seemed to be appropriate to initiate the first volume of Turkish reports submitted to the International Congress of Comparative Law.
This volume constitutes a clear proof of the full validity of the comparative method in the Turkish legal literature and the well-respected position of the Turkish jurists in the international arena.