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Familienrechtskommentar zum Schweizerischen Erwachsenenschutzrecht

Applicant Büchler Andrea
Number 117564
Funding scheme Project funding (Div. I-III)
Research institution Lehrstuhl für Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleichung Universität Zürich
Institution of higher education University of Zurich - ZH
Main discipline Legal sciences
Start/End 01.05.2008 - 31.12.2012
Approved amount 102'264.00
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Keywords (10)

Erwachsenenschutz; Persönlichkeitsrecht; Familienrecht; guardianship legislation; revision; advance health care directive; proxy consent; right of self-determination; Swiss Civil Code; legal commentary

Lay Summary (English)

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Lay summary
Swiss guardianship legislation has remained nearly unchanged since 1912, whereas social circumstances and attitudes developed. The complete revision of guardianship law, which will be called «Erwachsenenschutzrecht», has to take into account the challenges of modern times. Therefore, the revised guardianship legislation will guarantee in particular civil rights and the autonomy of the individual who is subject to guardianship measures. In addition to this, guardianship procedures have to be according to the state law and respect the principle of proportionality. This means that guardianship measures are limited to what is absolutely needed, but, on the other hand, have to be sufficient enough to provide effective help to people in need. One of the primary goals of the revision is to support the right of self-determination by providing the possibility of private precautions for the case of future incapacity. The new law will therefore establish two new legal institutes: The first, so called «Vorsorgeauftrag», will provide the possibility to draw up an advance directive which stipulates who shall care for their personal or financial matters or represent them legally in case of future legal incapacity. The second possibility to care for oneself is to issue an advance health care directive which states which medical treatment may and should be provided in case of future incapacity. In addition to this, the new law intends to strengthen family solidarity by granting certain rights to family members.The project «Familienrechtskommentar zum Schweizerischen Erwachsenenschutzrecht» deals with the preparation of a legal commentary on revised guardianship law in two languages, German and French. This publication will provide an instrument to public authorities, official assistants and courts to apply the new law coherently in Switzerland, therefore enhancing the certainty of the law. A legal commentary discusses the meaning and possible interpretation of every single settlement. As guardianship legislation has completely been revised, it will be important to compare the revised rules with the existing ones and to decide whether existing interpretations can be adopted to the revised law or not. The commentary tries also to find an answer to open questions significant for the official authorities who are dealing with guardianship problems and will include guidelines how to handle specific questions in practice.http://www.ejpd.admin.ch/ejpd/de/home/themen/gesellschaft/ref_gesetzgebung/ref_vormundschaft.htmlhttp://www.rwi.uzh.ch/lehreforschung/alphabetisch/buechler.html
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Publications

Publication
CommFam Protection de l'adulte
Audrey Leuba/Martin Stettler/Andrea Büchler/Christoph Häfeli (ed.) (2013), CommFam Protection de l'adulte, Stämpfli Verlag, Bern.
Einführung zu Art. 382-387, Kommentierung
Audrey Leuba/Micaela Vaerini (2013), Einführung zu Art. 382-387, Kommentierung, in Andrea Büchler/Christoph Häfeli/Audrey Leuba/Martin Stettler (ed.), Stämpfli Verlag, Bern, 317-327.
Einleitung I: Entstehung des Gesetzes
Christoph Häfeli (2013), Einleitung I: Entstehung des Gesetzes, in Andrea Büchler/Christoph Häfeli/Audrey Leuba/Martin Stettler (ed.), Stämpfli Verlag , Bern, 3-29.
FamKomm Erwachsenenschutz
Büchler Andrea/Häfeli Christoph/Leuba Audrey/Stettler Martin (ed.) (2013), FamKomm Erwachsenenschutz, Stämpfli Verlag, Bern.
Kommentierung
Audrey Leuba (2013), Kommentierung, in Andrea Büchler/Christoph Häfeli/Audrey Leuba/Martin Stettler (ed.), Stämpfli Verlag , Bern, Art. 374-Art. 376.
Kommentierung
Andrea Büchler/Margot Michel (2013), Kommentierung, in Andrea Büchler/Christoph Häfeli/Audrey Leuba/Martin Stettler (ed.), Stämpfli Verlag, Bern, Art. 23-Art. 26.
Kommentierung
Christoph Häfeli (2013), Kommentierung, in Andrea Büchler/Christoph Häfeli/Audrey Leuba/Martin Stettler (ed.), Stämpfli Verlag, Bern, Art. 388-Art. 389.
Kommentierung
Christoph Häfeli (2013), Kommentierung, in Andrea Büchler/Christoph Häfeli/Audrey Leuba/Martin Stettler (ed.), Stämpfli Verlag, Bern, Art. 419-Art. 420.
Kommentierung
Andrea Büchler/Margot Michel (2013), Kommentierung, in Andrea Büchler/Christoph Häfeli/Audrey Leuba/Martin Stettler (ed.), Stämpfli Verlag, Bern, Art. 13-Art. 19d.
Kommentierung
Andrea Büchler/Margot Michel (2013), Kommentierung, in Andrea Büchler/Christoph Häfeli/Audrey Leuba/Martin Stettler (ed.), Stämpfli Verlag, Bern, Art. 370-Art. 373.
Kommentierungen und Vorbemerkungen
Christoph Häfeli (2013), Kommentierungen und Vorbemerkungen, in Andrea Büchler/Christoph Häfeli/Audrey Leuba/Martin Stettler (ed.), Stämpfli Verlag, Bern, 531-602.
Vorbemerkungen zu Art. 374-387
Audrey Leuba/Micaela Vaerini (2013), Vorbemerkungen zu Art. 374-387, in Andrea Büchler/Christoph Häfeli/Audrey Leuba/Martin Stettler (ed.), Stämpfli Verlag, Bern, 288-235.

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