Interpretation of Contracts under the Civil Code of Ethiopia: Objective or Subjective Method?

Addis Ababa Student Law Review 2(1) (2011), updated

17 Pages Posted: 3 Jun 2013 Last revised: 28 Apr 2021

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Husen Tura

University of Eastern Finland - School of Law

Date Written: 2011

Abstract

The transplantation of law from different legal systems shapes the Ethiopian Civil Code to acquire hybrid rules that are originated from apparently contradicting theories. This Article critically examines the rules of contract interpretation, particularly incorporated into the Ethiopian Civil Code, in light of the French subjectivist theory and the common law objectivist theory of contracts.

Keywords: contract interpretation; objective theory; subjective theory; Civil Code; Ethiopia

Suggested Citation

Tura, Husen Ahmed, Interpretation of Contracts under the Civil Code of Ethiopia: Objective or Subjective Method? (2011). Addis Ababa Student Law Review 2(1) (2011), updated, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2273043 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2273043

Husen Ahmed Tura (Contact Author)

University of Eastern Finland - School of Law ( email )

Joensuu
Finland

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