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The Division of Wrongs: A Historical Comparative Study

Eric Descheemaeker

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562794
eISBN:
9780191705533
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562794.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

The common law, despite procedural divisions, has only ever had one class of civil wrongs. The civilians, by contrast, have typically split their law of wrongs in two, one group being called ... More


Introduction

Eric Descheemaeker

in The Division of Wrongs: A Historical Comparative Study

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199562794
eISBN:
9780191705533
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562794.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Law of Obligations

The civilian tradition, as exemplified by Justinian's Institutes and the French Civil Code, has generally divided its law of civil wrongs into two categories, wrongs ‘proper’ and ‘quasi-wrongs’. ... More


The Roman Law of Obligations

Peter Birks

Eric Descheemaeker (ed.)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780198719274
eISBN:
9780191788543
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198719274.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations, Legal History

This volume, the first in the Collected Papers of Peter Birks series, contains notes on a series of lectures on the Roman law of obligations which were delivered in Edinburgh in 1982. Their ... More


The Intentional Delicts

KENNETH McK. NORRIE

in A History of Private Law in Scotland: Volume 2: Obligations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299288
eISBN:
9780191685651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299288.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on intentional delicts. In the early stages of Scots law, the distinction between criminal and civil liability were not distinguished but rather seen as merely different aspects ... More


Vicarious Liability

PHILIP SIMPSON

in A History of Private Law in Scotland: Volume 2: Obligations

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198299288
eISBN:
9780191685651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198299288.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law, Legal History

This chapter discusses vicarious liability, an absolute liability of an employer for those delicts committed by his employee in the course of the employment. The basis of this principle lies within ... More


Jus Cogens

Nina H. B. Jørgensen

in The Responsibility of States for International Crimes

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198298618
eISBN:
9780191685491
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298618.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter discusses the origins and status of the jus cogens theory in international law. It also analyses the distinction between international crimes and international delicts, or in other words ... More


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