Metaphors and analogies on civil law codification

11 September 2020

Resilience is a characteristic of codification, since codes tend to change according to time and space: they are far from being eternal or carved in stone. This is evident in Europe, when looking at the recent reforms to the Belgian Civil Code, for example in the area of property law. Resilience is also palpable across the Atlantic, with the recent completion of a new civil code for Puerto Rico, to take effect in November 2020.