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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law [MPECCoL]

Administrative Disputes in Civil Law Jurisdictions

Lana Ofak

Rule of law — Administration of justice — Judicial review — Judicial power — Individual rights

Published under the direction of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law.
General Editors: Rainer Grote, Frauke Lachenmann, Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1. Administrative dispute ( contentieux administratif , Verwaltungsstreit ) is a legal institution which was created by the legal theory and practice at the beginning of the nineteenth century. Such an institution was established in order to ensure objective legality, as well as the protection of individual rights . According to the theory of administrative law , administrative dispute is a form of providing judicial control over the legality of the decisions of public authorities and their officials, including the legality of their failures to take a decision. It...
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