Personality Rights in European Tort Law by Gert BrüggemeierPersonality Rights in European Tort Law by Gert Brüggemeier

Personality Rights in European Tort Law

EditorGert Brüggemeier, Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi, Patrick OCallaghan

Hardcover | May 24, 2010

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This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of civil liability for invasion of personality interests in Europe. It is the final product of the collaboration of twenty-seven scholars and includes case studies of fourteen European jurisdictions, as well as an introductory chapter written from a US perspective. The case studies focus in particular on the legal protection of honour and reputation, privacy, self-determination and image. This volume aims to detect hidden similarities (the 'common core') in the actual legal treatment accorded by different European countries to personal interests which in some of these countries qualify as 'personality rights', and also to detect hidden disparities in the 'law in action' of countries whose 'law in the books' seem to protect one and the same personality interest in the same way.
Title:Personality Rights in European Tort LawFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:620 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 1.38 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 5.98 × 1.38 inPublished:May 24, 2010Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521194911

ISBN - 13:9780521194914


Table of Contents

Part I: 1. General introduction; 2. Protection of personality rights in the law of delict/torts in Europe: mapping out paradigms; 3. American tort law and the right to privacy; Part II. Case Studies: 4. Case 1: the corrupt politician; 5. Case 2: convicted law professor; 6. Case 3: the paedophile case; 7. Case 4: an invented life story?; 8. Case 5: a former statesman's family life; 9. Case 6: a satirical magazine; 10. Case 7: a snapshot of a person; 11. Case 8: a paparazzo's telephoto lens; 12. Case 9: Naked.Little.Girl.Com; 13. Case 10: the late famous tennis player; 14. Case 11: the popular TV presenter; 15. Case 12: copied emails; 16. Case 13: Brigitte's diaries; 17. Case 14: tape recordings of a committee meeting; 18. Case 15: 'light cigarettes reduce the risk of cancer'; 19. Case 16: doctor's non-disclosure of a foetal disease; 20. Case 17: WAF - a gang of incompetents?; Part III: 21. A common core of personality protection.