Enforcement by Means of Periodic Penalties (Astreinte) in Slovenia: A Transplant Gone Wild

  • Aleš GaličEmail author
Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 70)


Already in 1978, undoubtedly as an implant from French law, the concept of astreinte was introduced as a means of indirect coercion to enforce judgments in the (then) Yugoslav legal order. In the Yugoslav era, however, the instrument of astreinte was never widely used in practice and it was mostly overlooked in legal writing as well. After the independence of Slovenia and in the era of socio-political, legal and economic transition, the situation changed. Creditors increasingly started to use the instrument of astreinte, and only then did it become apparent that its regulation did not contain sufficient guarantees against abuse. Rarely has any other concept of Slovenian private law sparked as many controversies in legal doctrine as the concept of astreinte. Nevertheless, in recent years the regulation of astreinte has to a certain degree developed through case law. Some of the disputed issues have been settled and certain necessary safeguards established.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of LjubljanaLjubljanaSlovenia

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