A model of juridical acts: part 2: the operation of juridical acts



This paper aims at providing an account of juridical acts that forms a suitable starting point for the creation of computational systems that deal with juridical acts. The paper is divided into two parts. This second part of the paper deals in some detail with the operation of juridical acts. Topics dealt with include: power and competence, capacity, form requirements, partial validity, avoidance and representation.


Juridical acts Existence and validity Illocutionary force Propositional content Power, competence Capacity Form requirements Illegal or immoral content Mandatory law Partial validity Avoidance Representation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universities of Maastricht and HasseltMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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