oa Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History - Lex princeps legibus solutus abrogata
|Article Title||Lex princeps legibus solutus abrogata|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History|
|Affiliations||1 University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||973 - 981|
|Issue||Special issue 2|
Closely following the text of Hugo Grotius' De antiquitate, Simon van Groenewegen argues in his Tractatus de legibus abrogatis that D. 1,3,31 (lex princeps legibus solutus) had been abrogated in Holland in the seventeenth century. More than that, D. 1,3,31 had never been in force and the counts of Holland had never been exempted from its laws. When King Philip II ignored those laws, the States General declared that he had ipso jure forfeited his right to govern and expelled him.
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