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V. Ownership and Possession
(7,022 words)

Volume III: Private International Law | Chapter 21 (1977): Property

Completed in December 1974

Gian C. Venturini

A. General

17. Notion. – The substance of the right of ownership does not differ much in the various countries of western europe, but in some regions, especially in anglo-saxon and scandinavian countries, it presents special characteristics. The position is different in socialist countries inasmuch as state ownership of the means of production h…

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Gian C. Venturini, “V. Ownership and Possession”, 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 22 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2018

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