Chapter

Actio iniuriarum

Reinhard Zimmermann

in The Law of Obligations

Published in print August 1996 | ISBN: 9780198764267
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191695247 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198764267.003.0031
Actio iniuriarum

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This chapter deals with the actio iniuriarum or the infringements of personality rights. The first section sketches the early history of iniuria. As one of the requirements for the Aquilian liability, it was taken to embrace the notions of wrongfulness and fault. The second section discusses the classical foundations of the action iniurirum. The third section examines the usus modernus of the actio iniriarum. The fourth section looks at defamation in English law. The fifth section examines the South African usus modernus of the action iniuriarum. The last section describes the fate of the actio iniuriarum in Germany.

Keywords: personality rights; actio iniuriarum; defamation; South Africa; Germany; iniuria; XII Tables

Chapter.  26007 words. 

Subjects: Civil Law

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