Questions tagged [civil-legal-system]

Civil law is a legal system originating in Continental Europe based on a codified set of principles that serve as the primary source of law. Often contrasted with the [common law] system, which originated in England. [common law] is predominant in Anglophone areas and [civil law] in areas speaking other European languages. Not to be confused with [civil law] claims, which is a person-to-person legal redress that can arise under any legal system.

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Have there ever been any thought crimes?

Has there ever been anywhere a law criminalizing certain thoughts? The closest I can find is The Treason Act 1351, which is still in force in Britain today. This criminalizes compassing or imagining ...
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Can contracts include irrevocable terms of imprisonment for breach?

As noted here: At least in Israel, by agreeing to marry under religious law a person is irrevocably subject to that law's rulings, to the extent that a religious court can sentence one to a term in ...
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Is there any (which?) English speaking jurisdiction that uses a civil (continental) law system?

I am trying to develop an artificial legal reasoning system. I am using the English language for it, but I want/need to develop it (firsthand) for the civil/continental law system, not for the common ...
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Any solid research on error rate of criminal conviction system: jury vs judges?

To my knowledge most countries use one of two systems for determining the guilt of the accused in criminal cases: “jury of your peers” (who don’t have to justify their decision) vs “judg(es), possibly ...
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Is it illegal for a family member to withhold/hide the passport of a legal adult, from the rightful owner - in the UK?

If yes, what action should be taken and on what grounds is it classed as illegal? Considering that both individuals are UK citizens, with a passport registered respectively, does it go against the ...
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Clause forbidding class action enforcibility

I was reading a contract from a particular large merchant service provider, and found an interesting clause in their developer portal terms & conditions which reads as follows : You agree that ...