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Modern Trends in Tort Law : Dutch and Japanese Law Compared :  Dutch and Japanese Law Compared - Ewoud H. Hondius

Modern Trends in Tort Law : Dutch and Japanese Law Compared

Dutch and Japanese Law Compared

By: Ewoud H. Hondius (Editor)

Hardcover Published: March 1999
ISBN: 9789041111562
Number Of Pages: 318

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This work contains the proceedings of the Second Conference on Dutch-Japanese Law, which took place at the University of Utrecht in August 1996. The doctrine of tort law was chosen as the central theme for this Conference.The meaning of tort law has been extended to such a degree that socially accepted responsibilities are attributed to specifically determined natural and legal persons. This book elaborates on various modern trends in tort law, such as: Medical LiabilityTraffic LiabilityProduct LiabilityEnvironmental Liability.A comparison with the Japanese legal system provides interesting insights into this particular issue, because the Japanese system is of a dualistic nature. Besides being based on a strong legalistic tradition, there is also the widespread tradition of socially accepted custom.By studying the development of the law in both Japan and the Netherlands, existing links are strengthened and new contacts between Dutch and Japanese academic lawyers are established.

Preface
Medical Liability in Dutch Lawp. 1
Medical Liability in Japanese Lawp. 27
Euthanasia in the Netherlands; a Centrifugal Movementp. 41
Grounds and Necessary Conditions for the Legalization of Euthanasia: Comparative Approach of Legal Theory Regarding Euthanasia between Japan and the Netherlandsp. 57
Dealing with Traffic Accidentsp. 69
Traffic Accidents in Japan: Law and Civil Dispute Resolutionp. 79
Traffic Liability in the Netherlandsp. 95
The Penal Control of Traffic Accidents in Japanp. 113
Product Liability in the Netherlands: a European Experiencep. 135
Some Trends in Recovery of Soil Clean-Up Costs and Damages for Personal Injury in Europep. 147
Environmental Liability in Japanp. 183
The State Reparation Lawp. 195
Dilemma of Modernization, Dilemma of Japanizationp. 203
Proportionality in Tort and Contract Lawp. 209
The Dutch Civil Code Revisited/The First Five Yearsp. 221
Modern Trends in Tort Lawp. 261
Summary of the Discussions during the second Japanese-Dutch Law Symposium: 'Modern Trends in Tort Law'p. 269
Curricula Vitaep. 283
List of Participantsp. 307
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ISBN: 9789041111562
ISBN-10: 9041111565
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 318
Published: March 1999
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.62