THE QUEST FOR DYNAMISM IN CONTEMPORARY LAW: MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF LEGAL CERTAINTY

  • Alexandre Sales Cabral Arlota PhD Candidate Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - UERJ

Abstract

Abstract: The legal principles’ evolution towards a post-positivist conception has led to the acknowledgement of their normative power. Although such movement has made legal systems better suited in reaching decisions adapted to contemporary societies, it has casted uncertainty upon allowing the vague use of abstract expressions, which the concrete meaning is difficult to understand. In this sense, it is necessary that the possible meanings of each legal principle be narrowed down and that a proper method be coined for weighting legal principles that eventually collide. The scope of this academic paper is to address legal certainty in its multiple dimensions, in the attempt to unveil its essential meanings.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17768/pbl.a4.n5-6.p265

Author Biography

Alexandre Sales Cabral Arlota, PhD Candidate Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro - UERJ
Former Subsitute Professor of Civil Law at UFRJ, Former Assistant Professor of International Law at UERJ, PhD Candidate at UERJ, Master in International Law at UERJ, Visiting Researcher of the University of Dundee.
Published
2017-05-29
How to Cite
ARLOTA, Alexandre Sales Cabral. THE QUEST FOR DYNAMISM IN CONTEMPORARY LAW: MULTIPLE DIMENSIONS OF LEGAL CERTAINTY. PANORAMA OF BRAZILIAN LAW, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 5-6, p. 265-283, may 2017. ISSN 2318-1516. Available at: <http://panoramaofbrazilianlaw.com/index.php/BrLaw/article/view/118>. Date accessed: 23 oct. 2017.