Twenty-One Theses on the Legal Legacy of the French Revolution in Latin America
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
November 30, 2010
The Article presents twenty-one theses involving the negative influences, in the view of the author, that the French Revolution has had on Latin American legal systems since the time of their independence. The article asserts that many of the chaotic consequences that plague Latin American legal systems in the eyes of common law observers were avoided in England, since England “steadfastly steered its traditional course,” that is, England did not have an event equivalent to the French Revolution.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 82
Keywords: Latin America, French Revolution, Legal Systems, Natural Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Separation of Powers, Bills of Rights, Latin American Lawyers
Date posted: December 2, 2011