This 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.
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of pages: 654
Weight: 1292 g
Dimensions: 254 x 183 x 42 mm
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
Review from previous edition The present book is an excellent start to encourage a European policy discourse and to make it fruitful. From that angle, it is excellent reading for a large audience of academics and practitioners, students and teachers within the European Union and beyond. * Walter van Gerven (from the preface) *
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 *