On the Role of Precedents and Legal Certainty in German Private Law

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dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.15488/5194
dc.identifier.uri https://www.repo.uni-hannover.de/handle/123456789/5241
dc.contributor.author Oppermann, Bernd
dc.date.accessioned 2019-08-15T11:13:37Z
dc.date.available 2019-08-15T11:13:37Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.citation Oppermann, Bernd: On the Role of Precedents and Legal Certainty in German Private Law. In: Studia Iuridica Lublinensia 27 (2018), Nr. 1, S. 107-119. DOI: https://doi.org/10.17951/sil.2018.27.1.107
dc.description.abstract The article discusses the role of precedents in the German judicial practice. In the European continental tradition, law enactment is within the legislature, whereas the role of the judiciary is to enforce law. In the continental system, precedent does not constitute a source of law sensu stricto , that is, a formal source of law. In order to guarantee the law utility and, ultimately, the legal certainty, courts interpret legal provisions in a unified manner. It is noteworthy that during the recent years the coherent interpretation of legal provisions and, by the same token, the commitment to law development, have increased. That means that a unified interpretation of law performed by courts may be considered a precedent. In this context, precedents and stare decisis have been replacing the logical interpretation of law in German courts. eng
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Lublin : Uniwersytetu Marii Curie-Sklodowskiej w Lublinie
dc.relation.ispartofseries Studia Iuridica Lublinensia 27 (2018), Nr. 1
dc.rights CC BY 4.0
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.subject Precedent eng
dc.subject Sources of law eng
dc.subject German eng
dc.subject Political science eng
dc.subject Law eng
dc.subject Continental System eng
dc.subject Sensu eng
dc.subject Legal certainty eng
dc.subject Private law eng
dc.subject Legislature eng
dc.subject.ddc 340 | Recht ger
dc.title On the Role of Precedents and Legal Certainty in German Private Law
dc.type article
dc.type Text
dc.relation.issn 1731-6375
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.17951/sil.2018.27.1.107
dc.bibliographicCitation.issue 1
dc.bibliographicCitation.volume 27
dc.bibliographicCitation.firstPage 107
dc.bibliographicCitation.lastPage 119
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