The Common Law Foundations of the Israeli Draft Civil Code – A Critical Review of a Paradigm-Shifting Endeavor
Jahrgang 80 (2016) / Heft 1, S. 93-129 (37)
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Although considered a mixed jurisdiction, the Israeli legal system differs from other mixed jurisdictions, as it was not originally a civilian jurisdiction that was subsequently exposed to the influence of common law, but rather the other way around. Since the establishment of the State in 1948, the Knesset adopted separate statutes, reforming contract law and property law in enactments influenced by continental European civil codes. However, the style and method of legal development have, at all times since the British Mandate (1917–1948), remained in the tradition of the common law.