INSTITUTE FOR CRETAN LAWThe
Institute for Cretan Law has been essentially functioning since 1989. It
constitutes an independent legal entity of public law having its seat in
Canea. It is administered by the President of the Court of Appeal of Crete.
The Director of the Institute is Mr. Stratis Papamanoussakis.
15, Nearchou str., 73134 Canea, Greece.
Tel: (28210) 55787.
Institute is equipped with modern electronic technology. It includes a library
with about 5.000 volumes, a reading-room and it keeps some judicial records.
All these are at the disposal of any jurist and researcher or other person who
can be interested in.
AIMThe aim of the Institute
is the research and the study of the Cretan Law during the different periods
of its evolution as: a) The Minoan, b) The Ancient – Greek, c) The Roman, d)
The Byzantine, e) The Arabian, f) The Venetian, g) The Ottoman, h) The period
of the Semi-Autonomy of Crete, i) of the Cretan State and j) The Modern
For the achievement of its aim, the Institute forms a
library with historical records and collections and it reassembles all the
rules of the Cretan Law. It also develops activities as the scientific
research, the writing of studies, the publication of announcements, the issue
of a scientific bulletin, the organization of lectures, seminars and meetings,
the collaboration with scientists and scientific organizations in Greece and
abroad, the emission of consultatory responses and every other activity is
Among the specific objects of the Institute are: a) The sectors
of the custom, of the law, of the interpretation, of the case law, of the
general clauses and of other sources of the law, b) the sectors of the direct
diagnostic sources as those: of the inscriptions, of the papyrus, of the
parchments, of the manuscripts, of the historical records and of the books and
c) the sectors of the indirect diagnostic sources as those of the archaeology
and of the philology.
"Bibliography about the Cretan Law", 1989. b) "Cretan Case-law", 1990. c)
"Cretan Code", 1991-1996. d) "Retaliation", 1996. e) "The Penal Law of Crete
during the Turkish Occupation", 1998. f) "Decrees of the Court of the first
Instance of Canea", 1998. g) "The Arbitration in the Cretan Law", 1998. h)
"Official gazettes VAKAI GIRIT-CRETE", 1999. i) "The Church of Crete", 2000.
j) "Code of the legislation in effect about Crete", 2000. k) "Pandect of the
Ancient Cretan Law", 2000. l) "Institutions of the Private Law during the
Venetian Occupation", 2001. m) "Public finance and Tax Law of Crete", 2002.
Ten other researching programmes are in the current.
SEMINARS AND ISSUESThe
Institute also organizes two scientific seminars per year on subjects of the
Cretan Law and it continuous the specific programmes concerning the
Bibliography for the Cretan Law, the Specific Legislation about Crete and the
Cretan Case Law. The Institute issues the scientific year – book TALOS that
already counts eighteen (18) volumes.
Γνωριμία - Σκοπός - Δραστηριότητες - Προγράμματα
Τάλως - Μέγαρο
Ι.Κ.Δ. - Τα νέα του Ι.Κ.Δ. - Κεντρική Σελίδα - Ισχύουσα Νομοθεσία περί Κρήτης - Βιβλιογραφία - Συνεργάτηες Ι.Κ.Δ.