It is with great pleasure that we announce that the new issue of the German Law Journal, Review of Developments in German, European and International Jurisprudence is now available at www.germanlawjournal.com.
We are proud to publish papers presented at the October 2011 International Forum on Crime and Criminal Law in Beijing, which placed the laws and policies governing "Terrorism" at the centre of their investigation. We are grateful for this opportunity to publish these thoughtful and thought-provoking essays and thank the authors, the reviewers and the student editors for the wonderful collaboration to make this issue a reality.
In addition you find a insightful study on the current developments in the law governing companies' freedom of establishment in the EU as well as a very thoughtful case commentary on the decision by the Regional (Landgericht) Court Cologne of 7 May, 2012, in which a doctor was convicted for a criminal offence after having performed a circumcision on a 4-year old boy. The case has provoked a truly international reaction and our commentator, a rising star among German legal academics with a particular expertise in the cross-section of law and religion, shows in his contribution how there has in fact been a long-running debate for and against the criminalization of male circumcision amongst policy makers as well as criminal lawyers. His essay provides for food for thought on how this debate is likely to continue and what the future reactions by courts will be. We are very excited, indeed, about the opportunity to publish this essay.
With that, all that remains, is to wish you...
As always: Happy Reading!
Russell Miller & Peer Zumbansen
Editors in Chief
German Law Journal