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V. Guardianship
(12,990 words)

Volume IV: Persons and Family | Chapter 10 (1998): The Family in Post-Socialist Countries

A. History

319. Justification of the establishment of guardianship. – In the twentieth century the two most cruel wars in history took place, as well as the October revolution in Russia. These events had as a consequence nearly one hundred million dead and as many injured and wrecked.1 All of the countries reviewed suffered enormous losses.2

These catastrophies, in spite of all their horrors, had one beneficial…

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Marko Mladenović, Marina Janjić-Komar and Christa Jessel-Holst, “V. Guardianship”, 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 25 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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