Modernising Civil Liability Law in Europe, China, Brazil and Russia

Modernising Civil Liability Law in Europe, China, Brazil and Russia : Texts and Commentaries

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Non-contractual liability, stemming from damage accountably caused to another, has been the subject of the PETL and DCFR VI European reform initiatives. Gert Bruggemeier, however, proposes alternative reforms which, instead of trying to overcome the differences between civil law (delict) and common law (torts), are restricted to civil liability. The focus is on the grounds of accountability, and stricter forms of liability are at the fore. Quasi-strict enterprise liability is introduced to fill the lacuna between personal fault and forms of strict liability. A commentary is included on recent legislation on civil liability in China, Brazil and Russia to demonstrate how these large countries try to come to grips with the challenges of 'risk society'.show more

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  • Electronic book text | 298 pages
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 113911994X
  • 9781139119948

About Gert Brüggemeier

Gert Bruggemeier is Professor of Private Law, European Economic Law and Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law, University of more

Table of contents

1. Draft bill on civil liability law; 2. Text; 3. Commentary; 4. European reform proposals; 5. Principles of European Tort Law (PETL); 6. Draft Common Frame of Reference Book VI; 7. Recent legislation on civil liability law; 8. China; 9. Text; 10. Commentary; 11. Brazil; 12. Text; 13. Commentary; 14. Russia; 15. Text; 16. more