The Latvian Marriage Law 1918–1940 Betwixt and Between the Poles of Conflicting Moral Values [PDF]

Dr. jur. Philipp Schwartz
Turku, Finland

The article looks at the Latvian marriage law during the period of 1918–1940, and how it copes with being betwixt and between the poles of conflicting moral values. The article sheds light on the discussions in the newly established Republic of Latvia regarding its marriage law, which was to be created and the development of the codification work took culminating in the Latvian Civil Code of 1937. Additionally, it draws parallels with the contemporary discussions in Latvia between the supporters of a more traditional conservative and a more modern liberal family and marriage law. 

Keywords: marriage law, confessional and civil marriage, individual and common interests, patriarchal marriage law, gender equality, divorce law.

pp. 146–157

Juridiskā zinātne / Law, No. 14, 2021

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