Prime minister presents updated civil code

Prime Minister Petr Nečas presented a proposal for a new civil code to the press on Monday. The proposal seeks to establish a new, comprehensive legal framework for the core areas of private law. Its approval is one of the government’s top priorities and the proposal should be voted on by the lower house of Parliament before the summer. The new civil code, which took some ten years to compile, is composed of five parts and deals with questions of private and family law, property questions, and contract law as well as inheritance issues. The current civil code came into effect in 1964 and, despite being updated since, does not take into account all areas of modern life.

Author: Sarah Borufka