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Description - Personality Rights in European Tort Law by Gert Bruggemeier

This volume provides a comprehensive analysis of civil liability for invasion of personality interests in Europe. It is the final product of the collaboration of twenty-seven scholars and includes case studies of fourteen European jurisdictions, as well as an introductory chapter written from a US perspective. The case studies focus in particular on the legal protection of honour and reputation, privacy, self-determination and image. This volume aims to detect hidden similarities (the 'common core') in the actual legal treatment accorded by different European countries to personal interests which in some of these countries qualify as 'personality rights', and also to detect hidden disparities in the 'law in action' of countries whose 'law in the books' seem to protect one and the same personality interest in the same way.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521194914
ISBN-10: 0521194911
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 35mm)
Pages: 620
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gert Bruggemeier

Gert Bruggemeier is Professor of Private Law, European Economic Law and Comparative Law at the Law Faculty, University of Bremen. Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi is a Senior Researcher at the Centre of European Law and Politics (ZERP) at the University of Bremen and a Lecturer in Comparative Law at the Hanse Law School, Bremen. Patrick O'Callaghan is a Lecturer in Law at Newcastle University Law School.