European Tort Law by Cees van Dam

European Tort Law

byCees van Dam

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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 lawof 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 forEuropean 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, andcontributory 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.

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Professor Cees van Dam is a London based legal consultant, advising in matters of Tort Law, European Union Law, Business and Human Rights, and Cultural Diversity. He is Visiting Professor at King's College London, Professor of International Business and Human Rights at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, and Honor...
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Title:European Tort LawFormat:PaperbackDimensions:550 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.01 inPublished:September 14, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:019967227X

ISBN - 13:9780199672271

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Table of Contents

I: Systems of Liability1. Introduction2. Europe3. France4. Germany5. England6. Ius CommuneII: Requirements of Liability7. Protected Rights and Interests8. Intention and Negligence9. Violation of a Statutory Rule10. Strict Liability11. Causation12. Damage and DamagesIII: Categories of Liability13. Introduction14. Liability for Movable Objects15. Liability for Immovable Objects16. Liability for Other Persons17. Liability in Emergency Cases18. Liability of Public Authorities

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"It is a magnum opus, well thought through and edited in a splendid style that greatly stimulates the reader to enter this new area of law." --Professor Ewoud Hondius, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Burgerlijk Recht, NTBR