Konrad Lachmayer published together with Niklas Sonntag the article “An Introduction to Austrian Legal Culture”, in Koch/Kjølstad, Handbook on Legal Cultures (available at Springer). This chapter is an updated and revised version of Lachmayer and Sonntag (2020).
Austria as a continental European civil law system is the result of legal developments of the monarchy in the nineteenth century. The establishment of the republic in 1918 was followed by the enactment of the Federal Constitutional Act in 1920, which was significantly influenced by Hans Kelsen. The new republican Constitution also led to the establishment of a court of centralised constitutional review, the Austrian Constitutional Court. ….
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