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.
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.
Release date Australia
April 15th, 2010
Edited by Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi
Edited by Gert Bruggemeier
Edited by Patrick O'Callaghan