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Recursus hierarchicus
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[German Version]

denotes a complaint lodged with the hierarchical superior of the person who has issued (or should have issued) a decree, charging a legally significant injury. Such an appeal must be brought within a time-limit of 15 days. The regulations governing administrative recourse appear in CIC/1983 cc. 1772–1739 and CCEO cc. 996–1006. Special rules governing recursus also appear in CIC cc. 166 §§2, 700, and 1740–1752. The complaint must be preceded by an attempt at an equitable solution; as a rule, it must be preceded by a petition to the author…

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May, Georg, “Recursus hierarchicus”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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