Those who attended the International Congress of Comparative Law in Paris, France, in 1900, proposed an international law code to be used by national legislatures. Since then a general code of international law has yet been implemented. The laws are very slow to change.
- First International Congress of Comparative Law | European history …
The expression comparative law is a modern one, first used in the 19th century when it became clear that the comparison of legal institutions deserved a systematic approach, in order to increase understanding of foreign cultures and to further legal progress.
- Paris International Congress of Comparative Law – Culmination and …
Raymond Saleilles was one of the driving forces behind the Paris International Congress of Comparative Law in 1900 (Congress). The idea behind this event was that organizing this conference in the framework of the famous Paris World Exposition would draw a broader international audience to the subject of comparative law.