Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore


Substantive law

  • Austria country report of the International Guardianship Association;
  • ABGB, Civil Code, paras. 260-263, on voluntary precautionary powers (Vorsorgevollmacht);
  • Federal Law 59/2017, Second Adult Protection Act (Erwachsenenschutzgesetz), entered into force on 1 July 2018. See also the explanation issued by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Constitutional Affairs, Reforms, Deregulation and Justice.


Procedural law


Private international law

  • Austria is a party to the Hague Adults Convention
  • Federal Statute of 15 June 1978 of Private International Law, Official Journal No. 304/1978, last amended by Official Journal No. I 158/2013