La Prescripción en el Derecho Civil de Cataluña: Es Aplicable la Normativa Catalana Solamente Cuando Existe Regulación Propia de la Pretensión Que Prescribe? (The Statute of Limitation in the Civil Code of Catalonia: Is the Catalan Regime Only Applicable When Specific Regulation of the Legal Relationship Subject to the Statute of Limitation Exists?)
Juan Manuel Abril Campoy
Autonomous University of Barcelona
April 1, 2011
InDret, Vol. 2, 2011
This article analyses the problems that arise from the Catalan statute of limitations regulation. The Law 29/2002, of 30 December, First Law of the Civil Code of Catalonia, systematically regulates prescription in line with the laws of our surrounding legal systems and with the European principles of contract law. However, in those cases where there is a conflict of laws, both the Supreme Court and the Catalan Provincial Courts, show a disparity of criteria when deciding which statute of limitations regulation is applicable to the case. This paper argues that the regulations on the statute of limitations contained in the Civil Code of Catalonia are applicable, even when legal loopholes are construed according to the Civil Code.
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Number of Pages in PDF File: 33
Keywords: statute of limitations, Civil Code of Catalonia
Date posted: June 17, 2011