‘Locating Foreign Civil Codes’

“One of the frequently asked foreign and comparative law research questions is how to find a country’s civil code. A researcher might not know they need a civil code, but they often do. A civil code is the key to accessing all types of private law for many civil law jurisdictions. Modeled after the Code Napoléon or Code civil des Français (1804), a civil code usually contains laws relating to personal status, contracts, torts, ‘delict’, ‘obligations’, real and personal property, inheritance and succession, marriage, divorce, family, parent and child, private international law (conflict of laws/choice of law). See, for example …” (more)

[Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Slaw, 18 July]

First posted 2016-07-18 13:37:43

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