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European Tort Law

Cees van Dam


This is the first introductory text book to European tort law. It brings together national tort law, comparative law, European Union (EU) law, and human rights law, and provides insights into the differences, commonalities, and mutual influence of the different tort law systems at work in Europe. The book examines the recent attempts for the harmonisation of the various systems of tortious liability by the discovery of a new European ius commune, and looks beyond the creation of ‘common codes’ to ask whether it is possible, or desirable, to converge the national models. The first part of the b ... More

Keywords: tort law, European Union, ius commune, common codes, harmonisation, liability, Europe, codification, protected interests

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199227679
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227679.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Cees van Dam, author