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Obhájce svazku v manželském procesu po reformě papeže Františka
The Defender of the Bond after Pope Francis’s Reform

Author(s): Monika Menke
Subject(s): Canon Law / Church Law
Published by: Společnost pro církevní právo
Keywords: obhájce svazku; reforma manželského procesu; církevní soudnictví; neplatnost manželství; favor matrimonii; odpovědnost ve svědomí; Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus

Summary/Abstract: The article discusses the legal status of the defender of the bond in the marriage nullity cases after Pope Francis’s 2015 reform. The article summarizes the rights and obligations of the defender of the bond that were included in the 1983 Code of Canon Law and the provisions of the procedural instruction Dignitas Connubii (2005), which governs in this area even after the effect of motu proprio Mitis Iudex Dominus Iesus. The article emphasizes the active participation of the defender in all procedural stages, and his responsibility when an appeal is or is not launched against the first instance decision on the nullity of a marriage.

  • Issue Year: XXII/2016
  • Issue No: 65
  • Page Range: 25-35
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Czech