Responsible Researcher

Dr. Heinz Mohnhaupt
Heinz Mohnhaupt
Affiliate Researcher

Phone: +49 (69) 789 78 - 138
Fax: +49 (69) 789 78 - 169
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Miloš Vec
(since 10/2012)

Universität Wien


Related Research

Area of Expertise

Scientific History of Public Law


The manifestations of private law in the form of legislation and judicial dispensation find their origins in Public Law which, as "ius publicum", has constituted an independent discipline since the 16th century. The dichotomy between "ius privatum / ius publicum" in the Middle Ages and Roman antiquity shows evidence of a distinction between the private and public spheres, which, however, were lacking in any unambiguous legal definition.

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