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Comparative Constitutional Protection of Contracts in the United States and Chile


Dante Figueroa


Georgetown University Law Center; American University - Washington College of Law; Chilean Bar Association; New York State Bar Association (NYSBA); D.C. Bar Association; United States Supreme Court Bar; Inter-American Bar Association; U.S. Court of International Trade

Arturo Fermandois


Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Law Faculty

July 18, 2012

American Society of International Law's International Legal Research Informer, p. 5, Summer 2012

Abstract:     
The article highlights both the historical and the current symmetry between the legal foundations of the American doctrine of the “impairment of contracts,” and the principle of intangibilidad de los contratos (inviolability of contracts) under Chilean law. It advances the thesis that even though they proceed from two different juridical traditions, the American from the common law tradition, and the Chilean from the Roman-Canon-civil law traditions, both the American and Chilean systems share important similarities in jurisprudential developments regarding the protection of the sanctity of contracts, and by extension in the protection of the right to private property.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 35

Keywords: Contracts, impairment of contracts, comparative law, Chile, right to property

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Date posted: July 18, 2012  

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Figueroa, Dante and Fermandois, Arturo, Comparative Constitutional Protection of Contracts in the United States and Chile (July 18, 2012). American Society of International Law's International Legal Research Informer, p. 5, Summer 2012. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2112318

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Dante Figueroa (Contact Author)
American University - Washington College of Law ( email )
HOME PAGE: http://www.wcl.american.edu/faculty/figueroa-hernand/
Chilean Bar Association
Chile
New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)
D.C. Bar Association
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Suite 200
Washington, DC 20005
United States
United States Supreme Court Bar ( email )
Washington, DC 20002
United States
Inter-American Bar Association ( email )
1211 Connecticut Ave NW
Suite #202
Washington, DC 20036
United States
U.S. Court of International Trade ( email )
One Federal Plaza
New York, NY 10278
United States
Arturo Fermandois
Pontifical Catholic University of Chile - Law Faculty ( email )
Alameda 340
Casa Central
Santiago
Chile
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