Legal Sources and Bibliography of Hungary: By G. Torzsay-Biber

Legal Sources and Bibliography of Hungary: By G. Torzsay-Biber

Legal Sources and Bibliography of Hungary: By G. Torzsay-Biber

Legal Sources and Bibliography of Hungary: By G. Torzsay-Biber

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The present volume is one of the series of bibliographies prepared by the Mid-European Law Project and published by the Mid-European Studies Center. The Mid-European Law Project, part of the Law Library of the Library of Congress, is staffed by exiled lawyers from countries which are presently under communist domination. The Project is under the administration of Mr. L. Quincy Mumford, Librarian of Congress, and Dr. Lawrence Keitt, Law Librarian of Congress, and is under the direction of Dr. Vladimir Gsovski, Chief of the Foreign Law Section. The Project is supported by funds supplied by Free Europe Committee, Inc.

The preparation and publication of studies of legal sources and bibliographies of this nature by the Project were encouraged for several reasons. There are no bibliographical tools in English for the study of the law of these countries. In a totalitarian state, laws and decrees by the government are potent channels of society and a mirror of life.

With the establishment of communist governments in Eastern and Central Europe, there was initiated a change of laws which was largely inspired by the Soviet legal system and resulted in the adoption of new codes and statutes. New legal collections, new . . .

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