n Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg - Roman water law (part 1)
|Article Title||Roman water law (part 1)|
|© Publisher:||Juta Law Publishing|
|Journal||Tydskrif vir die Suid-Afrikaanse Reg|
|Publication Date||Jan 2007|
|Pages||72 - 95|
ISI Social Science
The principles of Roman law were developed over a very long period in the vast Roman Empire, which covered a number of countries with widely different climates. The final version of the Roman law is contained in the Corpus Juris Civilis compiled in Constantinople under the direction of the Emperor Justinian around 534 AD. The law of all European, and many other countries grew out of Roman law. It is, with Roman-Dutch, the common law of South Africa. That part of the Roman law constituting the principles of the water law is set out in this article. It is submitted that the principles of the Roman water law can provide valuable guidance to South Africa and many arid countries in framing a water law.
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