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Principles And Rules In The Emerging Euoropean Contract Law: From The Pecl To The Cesl, And Beyond, Dr. Yehuda Adar, Prof. Pietro Sirena Jan 2013

Principles And Rules In The Emerging Euoropean Contract Law: From The Pecl To The Cesl, And Beyond, Dr. Yehuda Adar, Prof. Pietro Sirena

Yehuda Adar Dr.

Legal principles play an important role in any system of law. Following the European Court of Justice, the treaties of the European Union have embraced the concept of “principles of law”, mainly as a means to guarantee individual and human rights in public and constitutional law. More recently, however, the ECJ has come to recognize as “general principles” private law and contract law norms and values. Furthermore, the notion of “principles” has played a key role in impressive unification projects which aimed to promote harmonization of national contract laws in Europe, such as the PECL (“Principles of European Contract Law ...