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The “et cetera” time bomb in article 14 §1 of the Ratio procedendi

Prescinding from the larger question as to what extent the present ordinary process for adjudicating marriage nullity cases is in need of reform, there can be little doubt that the new canons introduced by Mitis iudex (set to come into force on 8 December) will invariably lend themselves to abuse in the administration of justice. In this post, we consider the implications of the subtle yet powerful “et cetera” which appears at the end of Article 14 §1 of the… Read More >


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