Contract for Work (locatio conductio operis) of Transportation and Rustic Praedial Servitude of Way (servitus viae) as Roman Law Institutions for Needs of Rural Logistics.

Allars Apsītis, Dace Tarasova, Jolanta Dinsberga, Jānis Joksts

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Abstract

The article deals with the results of the authors’ research performed on original
sources of Roman Law with reference to legal constructions concerning various types of logistics challenges related to agricultural production and residence in rural areas. Provision of transportation services was regulated by means of a contract for work (locatio conductio operis) – an agreement according to which a contractor / employee as a lessee (conductor, redemptor operis) had obligations to fulfil services or certain work on or from the material supplied by the commissioning party / employer / lessor (locator). An agreement on transportation of goods or passengers was also considered to be a contract for
work. A smart answer to infrastructure challenges was the so-called rustic praedial servitudes (servitutes praediorum rusticorum), including a servitude of way / road (via), which granted the owner of a parcel of land non-adjacent to a public road (via publica)the right to use the road over a parcel of land belonging to another owner, thus gaining access to the public road. The legal framework of a Roman contract for work of transportation and the rustic praedial servitude of way / road must be recognised as a rather effective solution for challenges of rural logistics at the time.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)234 -243
JournalSocrates
Volume21
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Keywords*

  • contract for work of transportation
  • servitude of way
  • Roman Law
  • rural logistics.

Field of Science*

  • 5.5 Law

Publication Type*

  • 1.2. Scientific article included in INT1 or INT2 category journal of ERIH database

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