Activity 2.10. Civil Law.

Modernization of Contract and Obligation Law, for a training course for Faculty Members, attorneys and judges on the modernization of the Philippine Law of Obligations and Contracts. This course is based on the recent European experience, especially after the reforms of the Civil Codes of Germany and France, as well as on the Proposal of the General Commission of Codification of Spain, for the modernization of the Spanish Civil Code in the field of obligations and contracts. The starting point for this modernisation is undoubtedly the Law on the Modernisation of the Law of Obligations in Germany, which entered into force on 1 January 2002 and which has reaffirmed the central position of the German Civil Code (BGB), which has been in force since 1900, within German private law and has become a reference point in this process of updating at European level. A milestone of this 2002 Act was the integration of weak contract law and consumer contract law into the BGB itself. In Spain there have also been important studies and advances for the modernization of our law of obligations and contracts contained in the Civil Code of 1889. The most important one, which will be the basis of the present collaboration proposal with Philippine universities, is the Draft Bill for the Modernization of the Law of Obligations and Contracts, from the Civil Law Section of the General Commission of Codification of Spain, which was submitted by this official Commission under the Spanish Ministry of Justice in 2009. Subsequently, in 2017, the Ministry of Justice appointed a small group of experts to review the 2009 Proposal.

The quality plan will contain a series of indicators that will be based on a set of quality standards in order to measure the effectiveness, sustainability, impact and satisfaction of the project. Therefore, the quality of the project is addressed in three strategic areas, quality of the agreements with partners, quality of the mobility and academic scientific qualityThe quality plan will contain a series of indicators that will be based on a set of quality standards in order to measure the effectiveness, sustainability, impact and satisfaction of the project. 

Date: 6 days, June 2023

Place: Ateneo de Manila AdMU and University of San Agustin, USA

Responsible: José Manuel de Torres Perea