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State Liability in Tort: A Comparative Law Study

Duncan Fairgrieve


This book examines the topical sphere of governmental liability in damages, arguing that that there has been an important shift in the traditional English law approach as illustrated in a series of recent House of Lords decisions. A detailed analysis is made of the torts applying to public bodies, including negligence, misfeasance in public office, nuisance and breach of statutory duty, as well as the influence of European human rights law and community law, with discussion of the availability of damages under the Human Rights Act 1998 and the impact of the controversial decision of the Europe ... More

Keywords: House of Lords, public bodies, negligence, misfeasance, nuisance, statutory duty, human rights, damages, administrative liability

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199258055
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258055.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Duncan Fairgrieve, author
Universite de Paris II