No. 12




Putting in Order the Objective Justice in Estonia: from Codification to Restructuring of Justice

14 December 2005


RiTo No. 12, 2005

  • Raul Narits

    University of Tartu, Professor of Comparative Law

Estonia has reached a stage of development in its legislative drafting where the laws for all the important walks of life appear to already have been adopted, several major legal acts being on the second time around.

In the opinion of many legal scholars, this affords us a chance to take time off and take a look at the work that has been done and put it in order; for if we do not, the consequences may be serious. First of all, the difficulties may consist in finding the necessary regulation. Also rendered more complicated is realizing justice in its direct forms as well as intermediary forms—implementation of law. Systematization of legal norms creates and develops the system of concepts that serves as the setting for all legal thinking and explaining of the content of legal norms. Hence the writer’s proposals to create an institution to put in order objective aspects of law, taking an example from France, where the chairman of the supreme codification commission is no lesser than the prime minister himself.

Full article in Estonian