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Swiss Civil Code - English Version

ISBN13: 9783280072301
Published: November 2009
Publisher: Orell Fussli Verlag AG
Country of Publication: Switzerland
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00

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In 1923, the late Ms. Ivy Williams, M.A., D.C.L. Oxon, LL.D., wrote her doctoral thesis 'The Source of the Law'. In 1925 followed her translation of 'Schweizerisches Zivilgesetzbuch' under the title 'The Swiss Civil Code, English Version', published by Oxford University Press.

In 1976, the late Dr Max Kimche found this translation in a London bookshop and learned that it was out of print. He subsequently obtained the copyright from OUP and published a facsimile translation in his Remak Verlag, Zurich.

In 1988, Siegfried Wyler and Barbara Wyler edited a fully revised and updated translation of the Code. After Dr Kimche's death in 1988, the sale of the Code in two volumes was continued by Remak Verlags AG, St. Gallen. The 1988 edition of the Code, English version, was reprinted in 1997.

In 2000 Remak Verlags published a supplementary volume 'Modifications of the Law' containing all changes in the law since the publication of the Code in two volumes in 1988.

This present edition, published by Orell Füssli Verlag AG, Zurich, unites the former three volumes in one. It is a fully revised edition reflecting the law as of 1 September 2009. It contains textual notes, vocabularies in English, German and French as well as an index. In the Appendix (No. 3) is the text of the future law on the Protection of Adult Persons (replacing the Law on Guardianship), decided on 19 December 1998, which will come into force in the next few years.

European Jurisdictions
List of Abbreviations
Swiss Civil Code
Preliminary Chapter
Part I Law of Persons
Title I Natural Persons
Title II Corporate Bodies
Part II Family Law
Section I Matrimonial Law
Title III Marriage
Title IV Divorce and Separation
Title V The Effects of Marriage in General
Title VI Matrimonial Property Law
Section II The Relatives
Title VII The Origin of the Child-Parent Relationship
Title VIII The Effects of the Child Relationship
Title IX The Family
Section III Guardianship
Title X General Organisation of Guardianship
Title XI Administration of Guardianship
Title XII How Guardianship Ends
Part III Law of Inheritance
Section I Heirs
Title XIII Statutory Heirs
Title XIV Testamentary Dispositions
Section II Devolution of the Estate
Title XV Opening of the Succession
Title XVI Effects of Devolution
Title XVII Partition
Part IV Law of Property
Section I Ownership
Title XVIII General Rules
Title XIX Ownership of Land
Title XX Ownership of Movable Property
Section II Limited Rights in rem
Title XXI Servitudes and Rent-Charges
Title XXI Mortgages and Other Securities on Land
Title XXIII Law of Pledge
Section III Possession and Land Register
Title XXIV Possession
Title XXV Land Register
Final Title: Provisions for the Application and Introduction of the Code
Previous and Future Laws
Previous Matrimonial Property Law
Title VI Matrimonial Property Law
Future Law on the Protection of Adult Persons
Part III Protection of Adult Persons
Title X A Person's Own Provision and Measures ex officio
Title XI Official Measures
Title XII Organization
Vocabulary: English, German, French
Vocabulary: German, French, English
Vocabulary: French, German, English