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Published: 21 March 2013

654 Pages


ISBN: 9780199672264

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European Tort Law

Second Edition

Cees van Dam

  • The only English-language volume providing a detailed, comparative introduction to European Tort Law
  • Introduces key aspects of French, German, English, and EU tort law, as well as of case law of the European Court of Human Rights
  • Analyses, in a comparative and supranational perspective, requirements for liability, including rights and interests, intention, negligence, strict liability, causation, damage, and damages
  • Assesses how national and supranational rules are applied in liability for motor vehicles, products, and premises, in liability for children, employees and subsidiaries, and in cases of nuisance, environmental liability and liability of public bodies

New to this Edition:

  • Includes the recent developments in legislation, literature and 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
  • Discusses developments in European harmonization and the impact of cultural diversity on legal systems, offering a deeper understanding of the differences between jurisdictions and the consequences for harmonization
  • Explains aspects of the role of tort law in the context of human rights violations by states and businesses, offering a valuable resource for the discussion on business and human rights

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