AW: AW: crime in big cities and Europe

From: Karsten Baender (
Date: Wed Jun 21 2000 - 17:04:04 MDT

> > It might seem
> > arrogant, but our system of laws is by far superior to that of
> the UK or
> the
> > US. We have ended the era of court law about five hundred
> years ago when
> > Emperor Karl V compiled a code of laws for the Holy Roman Empire.
> Karsten:
> I hope I'll have the time to discuss this at more length with you soon.
> Suffice it to say that I don't agree with you. I've had fairly extensive
> experience with civil code legal systems, and obviously quite a
> bit in the
> Anglo-American system of common law. Generally, I find the civil
> code system
> less flexible and much less amenable to a general atmosphere of rapid
> innovation than the common law system.

Well, that might seem this way at first, but I have great problems with the
anglo-saxon system of common law. I will never get used to explaining in
each contract each little bit of right I wish to cease or get. And besides
that the codes of law are abstract in a way that allows for them to be used
in any relationship. Besides that the German law knows the common law or
court law. It has been applied in certain cases and some of them have
prevailed until today and are part of the legal system by now.

It would be interesting for me to know where you had your experience with
civel code legal systems, as there are great differences between the
European law systems, though this tends to diminish due to the European
Community's Civil Code of Laws.


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