As a particular law or partial rights are legal standards referred, which apply only to a part of an area in which a legal or at least the development to drive and consists of such. Particular law mostly comes about through changes in legislative competence , in that the applicable law continues to apply in the area of the previously responsible legislature after such a change in competence . In states , partial law is found at every level.
In Germany , the Unification Treaty limited the application of many norms of federal law partly to the territory of the former Federal Republic and partly to the accession area. According to and Basic Law , laws that were enacted by the German states between the end of the German Reich on May 8, 1945 and September 7, 1949, were partial federal law, insofar as they were enacted under the Basic Law in the legislative competence of the federal government fell. In parts of many German states, laws that date from the time of their predecessor states continue to apply as partial state law. After amalgamations, the local law of the dissolved communities for their area remains in force for at least a transitional period until a new regulation for the entire community area, sometimes the permanent validity is agreed in an amalgamation contract.
The opposite term is common law .