Research Handbook on EU Tort Law
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Research Handbook on EU Tort Law

Edited by Paula Giliker

The Research Handbook on EU Tort Law focuses on the study of the law of tort/delict/non-contractual liability of the European Union and examines the institutional liability of the EU, Francovich liability, and liability arising from a variety of EU secondary legislation (directives/regulations). The impact of EU tort law on national legal systems is wide-ranging, covering areas such as consumer law, competition law, data protection law, employment law, insurance law and financial services law. It also discusses the potential development of a European culture of tort law and harmonisation. This comprehensive Research Handbook contains contributions from leading authors in their field, representing a cross-section of European jurisdictions. It offers an authoritative reference point for academics, students and practitioners studying or working in this field, but one which is also accessible for those approaching the subject for the first time.
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Chapter 17: The future of EU tort law

Paula Giliker

Abstract

This final chapter reflects on earlier chapters in this volume and examines the nature of EU tort law, to what extent common problems may be found across different areas of law and the extent to which tensions remain between national and EU tort law. It addresses the nature of any emerging culture of EU tort law and how attempts at harmonisation have provided soft law models for future courts and legislators. It also considers the future of EU tort law as a basis for providing EU citizens with compensation for wrongs committed against them and as a distinct discipline for academic study.

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