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Extinctive Prescription/On the Limitation of Actions

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ISBN13: 9789041100290
ISBN: 9041100296
Published: May 1995
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Format: Hardback
Price: £146.00



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This collection contains sixteen national reports and general discussion on the subject, dealing with limitations of actions, or ""extinctive prescription"", as the subject is usually called in civil law jurisdictions. This is both a highly technical and a highly political topic. The book focuses on the political aspects of extinctive prescription, specifically, how long should prescription periods run, as of what event, and interrupted by which circumstances for example.;The trend in modern legislation has been to shorten the periods of prescription whilst occurrences in biology and medicine, however, have led to proposals to lengthen the limitation periods once more. The reports discuss the situation in Europe, Latin America, and North America, and display a comparative nature.

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Contents:
1: General Report. Introduction. A. Limitation of Actions: the Problems. B. Towards a Solution.
2: Australia.
3: Belgium. I. Qualification of Extinctive Prescription by its Effects, Domain of Application of the Rules on Prescription, Object of Prescription, Substantive of Procedural Character. II. Qualification of Extinctive Prescription by its Conditions--Type of Situations Sanctioned by Prescription. III. Commencement and Normal Duration of Prescription--Distinction between Prescription Periods and Periods merely Determining the Object of an Obligation. IV. Suspension or Respite of Prescription. V. The Imperative Character of Rights Derived from the Rules on Prescription.
4: Bresil. I. La prescription extinctive dans la nouvelle legislation et la doctrine. II. La prescription extinctive dans la jurisprudence actuelle et ses tendances. III. Conclusions.
5: Canada.
6: Denmark.
7: England.
8: France. I. La tendance au renforcement du principe de la prescription extinctive. A. L'amoindrissement de la prescription extinctive dans les idees recues quant a sa nature. B. L'elargissement du domaine. C. Le raccourcissement de la duree. II. La tendance a l'asouplissement du regime des prescriptions extinctives. A. Le recul du point depart. B. L'elargissement de l'interruption. C. L'archaisme de la suspension.
9: Germany.
10: Israel.
11: Japan. I. Prescription in the Civil Code. II. Recent Developments in Practice.
12: Netherlands.
13: New Zealand.
14: Quebec.
15: Romania.
16: Turkey.
17: United States. Appendix 1: Selected bibliography. Appendix 2: Questionnaire. Appendix 3: List of Reporters.