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The Europeanisation of English Tort Law

By: Paula Giliker
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Published: 24-03-2014
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 262
ISBN: 9781849463195
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Series: Hart Studies in Private Law
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP: £60.00
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About The Europeanisation of English Tort Law

Tort law is often regarded as the clearest example of traditional common law reasoning. Yet, in the past 40 years, the common law of England and Wales has been subject to European influences as a result of the introduction of the European Communities Act 1972 and, more recently, the implementation of the Human Rights Act 1998 in October 2000. EU Directives have led to changes to the law relating to product liability, health and safety in the workplace, and defamation, while Francovich liability introduces a new tort imposing State liability for breach of EU law. The 1998 Act has led to developments in privacy law and made the courts reconsider their approach to public authority liability and freedom of expression in defamation law.

This book explores how English tort law has changed as a result of Europeanisation - broadly defined as the influence of European Union and European human rights law. It also analyses how this influence has impacted on traditional common law reasoning. Has Europeanisation led to changes to the common law legal tradition or has the latter proved more resistant to change than might have been expected?

Table Of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Understanding 'Europeanisation': Transplanting European Union and Human Rights Law into Domestic Law
3. Breaking Down the Frontiers: EU Law in the English Law of Torts
4. The European Tort: State Liability for Breach of European Union Law
5. Tort Law and Human Rights: A European Culture of Rights?
6. A Right to Personal Privacy in the English Law of Torts?
7. Europeanisation and English Tort Law: The Way Forward


“ ambitious and challenging piece of comparative law scholarship.” –  Mathilde Groppo, King's Law Journal, Vol 25

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