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Access_open Op de bres voor rechtszekerheid

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2009
Keywords rechtszekerheid, in dubio pro libertate, Brouwer, rechtspositivisme, constructivisme
Authors Marc Loth
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    This paper addresses the principle of legal certainty, which was central in the work of Bob Brouwer. He both regretted and disputed the decline of this principle in the theory and practice of law, trying to defend it against the spirit of the time. I argue that this attempt was in vain, because it opposes recent developments in law, as is illustrated by a notorious case of the European Court of Human Rights. Moreover, these developments invoke a constructivist account of legal certainty, which opposes Brouwer’s legal positivist account. Additionally, this meta-level shows that legal certainty in its classical form is indefensible, which – of course – does not mean that it is senseless altogether. On the contrary, the principle of legal certainty does have meaning in current legal systems, and it is the task of new generations of young scholars to try to get a grip on it. In doing so, they will undoubtedly make use of Brouwer’s work, which excels both in the depth of thinking and the clarity of writing.


Marc Loth
Marc Loth is raadsheer in de Hoge Raad der Nederlanden.

Marc A. Loth
Marc Loth is Professor of Jurisprudence and Legal Theory and Dean of the School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
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Access_open Crosscultural Communication in Language and Law, reply to Van Brakel

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 3 2006
Keywords identiteit, incest, leasing, amfetamine, binding, concern, E-business, identificatie, interest
Authors M. Loth

M. Loth
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Access_open Oordelen op tegenspraak. Over de rationaliteit van het rechterlijk oordeel

Journal Netherlands Journal of Legal Philosophy, Issue 1 2005
Keywords rechtsstaat, idee, motivering, rechtspraak, erkenning, werknemer, aansprakelijkheid, claim, kwaliteit, noodzakelijkheid
Authors M.A. Loth

M.A. Loth
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L'officier français

un portrait sociologique

Journal Res Publica, Issue 2 1962
Authors Lothar Wilfried Hilbert

Lothar Wilfried Hilbert
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