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European Tort Law$
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Cees van Dam

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199672264

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199672264.001.0001

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(p.3) 1 Introduction
European Tort Law

Cees Van Dam

Oxford University Press

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the origins of a united Europe, European tort law, and international tort law. It then sets out the aim and focus of the book, namely to introduce the main features of European tort law, focusing on the national tort law systems of France, Germany, and England. The chapter also discusses comparative law and this is followed by a description of the structure and organization of the book.

Keywords:   European law, international law, tort law, tort systems, France, Germany, England, comparative law

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