Swiss Politics Closest in the world to a direct democracy
Conflicts “A legal system is bound to suffer when preliminary questions regarding the area of validity of laws and rules regarding their application bulk much larger than substantive law.” Egger (CB p. 169)
Swiss Civil Code Schweizerisches Zivilgesetzbuch (adopted 1907 – came into effect 1912) Eugen Huber
Compare: German and Swiss Civil Codes Language Style Structure Completeness of Rules
Gaps ZGB art. 1 par. 2 and 3 If no relevant provision can be found in a statute, the judge must decide in accordance with the customary law and, in its absence, in accordance with the rule which he would, were he the legislator, adopt. In doing so he must pay attention to accepted doctrine and tradition.