20.01 As Zweigert and Kötz observe, every legal system claims the right to declare a contract void if it is legally or morally offensive.1 Legal systems have traditionally done this principally to protect societal and political interests, and as a result contracts were considered to be an absolute nullity. However, in more recent times perhaps tied to a greater liberalization of societal views, there has been a change in emphasis. This change has resulted in a more nuanced approach such that now it is recognized that it is often only one party to the transaction...
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