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IEL Tort Law Contents

The International Encyclopaedia of Laws (IEL) Tort Law includes information in book-length form written in English for 19 countries.  The monographs are written by legal academics and/or practitioners with expertise in tort law for those countries.  The monographs enable comparative research in tort law.  These monographs include a general introduction on tort law followed by specialized chapters on liability for one's own acts, liability for acts of others, forms of strict liability, defences and exception clauses, causation, and remedies.  A more detailed Table of Contents follows:

Table of Contents
The Author
List of Abbreviations
General Introduction
Selected Bibliography
Part I. Liability for One’s Own Acts
Chapter 1. General Principles
Chapter 2. Specific Cases of Liability
Part II. Liability for Acts of Others
Chapter 1. Vicarious Liability
Chapter 2. Liability of Parents, Teachers and Instructors
(for Minors and Insane Persons)
Chapter 3. Liability for Things and Animals
Part III. Forms of Strict Liability
Chapter 1. Road and Traffic Accidents
Chapter 2. Product Liability
Chapter 3. Liability for Services
Chapter 4. Environmental Liability
Chapter 5. Others
Part IV. Defences and Exception Clauses
Chapter 1. Limitation of Action
Chapter 2. Grounds of Justification
Chapter 3. Contributory Fault
Chapter 4. Exemption Clauses
Part V. Causation
Part VI. Remedies
Chapter 1. General Principles
Chapter 2. Kinds of Damage
Chapter 3. Assessment and Compensation of Damages
Chapter 4. Personal Injury and Death
Chapter 5. Various Damages (Property)
Chapter 6. Interference with Collateral Benefits
Chapter 7. Other Remedies

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