In what way was Roman law a civil law system?


Civil law is a law system that basically relies on written law, and makes these laws accessible to all citizens. Civil law is based upon Roman law, in which the Twelve Tables of Roman law made the laws accessible to it's citizens.
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They both were written to protect people's rights.
Most countries are based on a civil law legal system. Common Law began in the U.K. which is why most other countries with common law were British colonies. Source(s)
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A civil law system is where all the laws are decided by some sort of legislation. The Roman Law was a Civil law system because there was a legislative body to make all laws.
Under a civil law system, laws are written down and given distinctive codes. Roman law followed this idea with the writing of the Twelve Tablets. For more information you can go to .
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