A European private law as a mixed legal system: Towards a Ius Commune through the Free Movement of Legal Rules

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Abstract

In this article, the desirability of a European private law is assumed. What is disputed in this article is the way in which a ius commune must be achieved. It is in particular questioned if the way now commonly envisioned to arrive at a ius commune is the right one. To this end, first the current methods of integration and their inherent drawbacks must be examined. The major part of the article will be dedicated to pointing out an alternative road towards a European private law, a road much more in tune with the historical development of the ius commune which existed before the codifications, a ius commune so eagerly invoked by the present advocates of a European private law. This article was previously published in Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law 5 1998, p. 328-340.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-340
Number of pages3
JournalMaastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law
Volume5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1998

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