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Continental Europe’s Codified Law of Delict

Christian Von Bar

in The Common European Law of Torts: Volume One

Published in print December 1998 | ISBN: 9780198260561
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191682117 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198260561.003.0002
Continental Europe’s Codified Law of Delict

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Every European nation with a codified civil law has devoted a complete section of it to the law of delict. Of these states, those currently belonging to the EU are: Belgium, Germany, France, Italy, Luxembourg, The Netherlands, Austria , Portugal, and Spain. This chapter examines the subjects regulated by these provisions as well as the methods employed. It differentiates between the law of liability for personal misconduct and the law of liability for third parties and things. Topics covered include subjects and methods of regulation within the law of liability for personal misconduct; vicarious liability and liability for damage caused by things; the law of liability for third parties under special provisions of the codifications; and the law of liability for dangers arising from animals and buildings and land.

Keywords: law of liability; civil law; personal misconduct; vicarious liability; damage; animals; buildings land

Chapter.  146704 words. 

Subjects: EU Law

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