By Ota Weinberger
It supplies me nice excitement to supply this foreword to the current paintings of my well known pal and revered colleague Ota Weinberger. except the essays of his which have been released in our joint paintings An Institutional conception of legislations: New techniques to criminal Positivism in 1986, quite little of Wein berger's paintings comes in English. this is often the extra to be regretted, because his is figure of specific curiosity to jurists of the English-speaking international either in view of its origins and in appreciate of its content material As to its origins, Weinberger battle reared as a scholar of the natural thought of legislations, a conception which in its Kelsenian shape has aroused very nice curiosity and has had massive impression between anglophoone students -perhaps much more than within the Germanic nations. much less popular is the truth that the natural thought itself divided into colleges, that of Vienna and that of Brno. It was once within the Brno college of Frantisek Weyr that Weinberger's felony thought stumbled on its early formation, and maybe from that early effect possible hint his carrying on with insistence at the twin personality of criminal norms -both as certainly normative and but even as having actual social existence.