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V. Conclusions and Reflections de lege ferenda
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Volume V: Succession | Chapter 6 (2018): Non-Testamentary Acts Affecting the Devolution of an Estate

Completed June 1995 and revised 2012.

Eve Chava Landau

71. Orderly transfer of wealth. – Professor Rheinstein wrote: „Man is mortal. But the things he owns do not disappear with him. Once mankind has passed the stage in which a man’s belongings are destroyed or buried with him at his death, the community must see to it that they are allotted to a new owner.”1

The community has designed a set of institutions, originating in roman law and canon law, to bring about the orderly transfer of w…

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Eve Chava Landau, “V. Conclusions and Reflections de lege ferenda”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_050605>
First published online: 2018



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