Twenty-One Theses on the Legal Legacy of the French Revolution in Latin America
82 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2011
Date Written: 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.
Keywords: Latin America, French Revolution, Legal Systems, Natural Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Civil Procedure, Separation of Powers, Bills of Rights, Latin American Lawyers
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