European Tort Law

European Tort Law

by Cees van Dam
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Oxford University Press, USA
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European Tort Law

The new edition of European Tort Law provides an extensive revision and update of the only English language handbook in this constantly evolving area. The coverage in the new edition has been expanded with material on the latest developments in legislation, legal literature, and the case law of the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and the highest courts in France, Germany, and England.

The first part of the book, Systems of Liability, provides chapters on the state of tort law in France, Germany, and England, and the European Union. A concluding chapter gives an overall view of the European field, linking the variety of rules with cultural diversity, examining the consequences for European harmonization, and emphasizing the importance of a European policy discourse.

The second part, Requirements for Liability, analyses and compares the classic requirements for liability in a comparative and supranational perspective: rights and protected interests, intention and negligence, breach of statutory duty, stricter rules of liability, causation, damage, damages, and contributory negligence. It also discusses the role of tort law in protecting human rights against violations by the state and by multinational corporations.

The final part, Categories of Liability, assesses how national and supranational rules are applied in a number of categories, such as in liability for motor vehicles, defective products, and defective premises, in liability for children, employees, and subsidiaries, as well as in cases of nuisance, environmental liability, and liability of public bodies.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199227679
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 08/23/2007
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 594
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

I Systems of Liability
1. Introduction
2. Europe
3. France
4. Germany
5. England
6. Ius Commune
II Requirements of Liability
7. Protected Rights and Interests
8. Intention and Negligence
9. Violation of a Statutory Rule
10. Strict Liability
11. Causation
12. Damage and Damages
III Categories of Liability
13. Introduction
14. Liability for Movable Objects
15. Liability for Immovable Objects
16. Liability for Other Persons
17. Liability in Emergency Cases
18. Liability of Public Authorities

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