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The Greek Civil Code Facing the Process of Decodification and Recodification of Law

  • Christina Deliyanni-DimitrakouEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter is dedicated to the basic features of the Greek Civil Code and to the alterations to its image under the influence of two contrasting tendencies: on the one hand, of the phenomenon of decodification, which emerges through the regulation of legal issues that traditionally belonged to the scope of Civil Law through laws entirely disparate from the Civil Code. On the other hand, there is the tendency of recodification, which is expressed through the consecutive reforms of the past 30 years to the text of the Greek Civil Code. Following the presentation of the evolution of the Greek Civil Code through history and of its content, as well as its relation to the Constitution, to international treaties and EU law, the impact of the two aforementioned phenomena on its structure and content shall be outlined. Emphasis will be given to the decodification and to the consequent autonomy of Commercial and Labour law from the text of the Civil Code, to the emergence of the semi-autonomous area of Consumer Law, as well as to the modernization of Family Law which has been linked to the process of recodification.

Keywords

Greece Codification Decodification Recodification History of Greek Civil Code Constitution International treaties EU Law Consumer Law Family Law 

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