‘Comparative Legal Certainty: Legal Families and Forms of Measurement’

“Cross-country comparisons of legal certainty are en vogue today. Court decisions by the Court of Justice of the European Union (‘CJEU’), as well as the European Court of Human Rights (‘ECtHR’), frequently refer to the concept of legal certainty, drawing on the experiences of Member States. The comparison of legal certainty has recently also become the subject of a research initiative, the ‘Civil Law Initiative’, which aims to show the virtues of systematically codified legal systems. Specifically, this initiative has suggested an Index of Legal Certainty, which attempts to measure how well legal systems perform under this benchmark …” (more)

[Mathias Siems, Oxford Business Law Blog, 5 September]

First posted 2017-09-05 07:40:25

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