Tort Law and the Protection of Human Dignity: Advanced Comparative Perspectives (Hardback)Penelope Watson (author)
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With a focus strongly on invasion of dignitary interests and/or rights, the book stresses the dynamic nature of tort law and its capacity to respond to social change in a variety of ways, and invites students to consider the mechanisms by which this may happen, including interaction with legislation and international conventions.
Tomorrow's Torts aims to:give students an opportunity to explore topics which are not covered in basic Torts courses, such as defamationtake an in depth look at important areas like negligence in specific contexts, such as medical malpracticeexamine emerging torts or novel applications for existing torts, such as in the areas of privacy, sexual injury including harassment and stalkingexplore toxic torts including tobacco litigation and various pharmaceutical/therapeutic products which have been the subject of mass tort claims or class actions.
Students are encouraged to adopt a creative, comparative and critical perspective, and to think about how the law of torts might look in the future, as well as to master the current law. Tomorrow's Torts is a collection of commentary and materials suitable for use in upper level undergraduate or postgraduate Law courses, drawn from Canada, the UK, New Zealand, USA, Australia and other jurisdictions.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 750
Dimensions: 235 x 159 mm
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