The Meaning of ‘Natural Person’ and the Impact of the Constitution for Europe on the Development of European Private Law
European codes of private law have traditionally commenced with a concept of the person. In the development of private law in the European Union, we require a modern concept of the person, one which goes beyond the idea of the bearer of economic rights, to one which embraces ideas of human rights and social solidarity, as found in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Nice Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: University of Rome La Sapienza
Publication date: 2004-11-01