This section will explain some of the world’s major legal systems, including:
Continental Europe (Civil Law System)
This legal system is adopted by Continental European countries which are rooted and sourced from Roman law, which is called civil law. The use of civil law terminology is because Roman law comes from the work of King Justinian, namely Corpus Juris Civilis.
Corpus Juris Civilis is a compilation of legal rules made at the direction of King Justinianus, containing a codification of laws originating from the decisions of previous kings, with additional modifications adapted to the social and economic conditions at that time.
The characteristic of the Continental European legal system is that it prioritizes rechtsstaat or a legal state that has an administrative character and …