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State Liability: Tort Law and Beyond

Carol Harlow


The chapters presented in this book examine the fast-growing compensation culture and the consequential pressure on courts to widen the range of situations in which individuals can claim damages from the State. Within domestic legal systems, there has been a considerable extension of tortious liability which is impinging on the State and its resources. The chapters address statutory and administrative compensation, and examine the influence of group actions and of globalization. Pressure on domestic legal systems has been increased by transnational courts, notably the Court of Human Rights and ... More

Keywords: compensation culture, courts, damages, domestic legal systems, liability, group actions, globalization, judicialization

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2004 Print ISBN-13: 9780199272648
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272648.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Carol Harlow, author
Emeritus Professor of Law, London School of Economics and Political Science