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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:

The Author. Table of Contents. List of Abbreviations.
General Introduction. Selected Bibliography
Part I. Liability for One's Own Acts.
1. General Principles.
2. Specific Cases of Liability (are all tort feasors subject to
the same rules).
Part II. Liability for Acts of Others.
1. Vicarious Liability.
2. Liability of Parents, Teachers and Instructors.
3. Liability for Handicapped Persons.
4. Liability for Things and Animals.
Part III. Forms of Strict Liability.
1. Road and Traffic Accidents.
2. Product Liability.
3. Liability for Service.
4. Environmental Liability.
5. Others.
Part IV. Defenses and Exception Clauses.
1. Limitation of Action (suspension and interruption).
2. Grounds of Justification.
3. Contributory Fault.
4. Exemption Clauses.
Part V. Causation.
Part VI. Remedies.
1. General Principles.
2. Kinds of Damages.
3. Assessment and Compensation of Damages.
4. Personal Injury and Death.
5. Various Damages (property) .
6. Interference with Collateral Benefits.
7. Other Remedies.
Selected Bibliography.

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