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Civil Law Jurisdictions

The Roman law and the Corpus Juris Civilis are generally held to be the historical model for civil law. From the late 18th century onwards, civil law jurisdictions began to codify their laws, most of all in civil codes.

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Prosecutrix - Civil Law Jurisdictions - Sweden
... Public prosecutors are the only public officers who can decide to appeal cases to appellate courts (hovrätter) ... Otherwise, appeals are initiated by defense counsel, the plaintiff, their representatives, and other parties to the case (målsäganden) ...
Roman Law - Roman Legal Development
... Before the Twelve Tables (754–449 BC), private law comprised the Roman civil law (ius civile Quiritium) that applied only to Roman citizens, and was ... of our city, the people began their first activities without any fixed law, and without any fixed rights all things were ruled despotically, by kings" ... It is believed that Roman Law is rooted in the Etruscan religion, emphasising ritual ...
Binding Precedent - Civil Law Systems
... Stare decisis is not usually a doctrine used in civil law systems, because it violates the principle that only the legislature may make law ... However, the civil law system does have jurisprudence constante, which is similar to Stare decisis and dictates that the Court's decision condone a cohesive and predictable result ... In a sense, the most superior courts in civil law jurisdictions, such as the Cour de cassation and the Conseil d'État in France are recognized as being bodies of a quasi-legislative nature ...
Organic - Law
... Organic law, a fundamental law Organic statute, literally "regulations for an organ", with "organ" meaning an organization or governmental body Organic Articles, a French law ...
Binding Precedent - Contrasting Role of Case Law in Common Law, Civil Law, and Mixed Systems
... The different roles of case law in civil law and common law traditions create differences in the way that courts render decisions ... Common law courts generally explain in detail the legal rationale behind their decisions, with citations of both legislation and previous relevant judgments ... By contrast, decisions in civil law jurisdictions are generally very short, referring only to statutes ...

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