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

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Cambridge University Press, May 19, 2011 - Law
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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 Brüggemeier, 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'.

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A Draft Bill on Civil Liability Law text
B Commentary to the Draft Bill on Civil Liability Law
Part 2 Two European reform proposals on liability law
A Principles of European Tort Law PETL 2005
Noncontractual liability arising out of damage caused to another 2009
Part 3 Recent legislation on liability law
Law of DelictAct on Liability Law 2009
B Civil Code of the Federative Republic of Brazil 2002
C Civil Code of the Russian Federation Part I 1994Part II 1996
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Gert Brüggemeier is Professor of Private Law, European Economic Law and Comparative Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Bremen.

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