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Altruism in Private Law: Liability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Jeroen Kortmann

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280056
eISBN:
9780191700101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280056.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This book examines two problems in private law that are posed by the ‘good Samaritan’: First, do we have a legal duty to give aid to our fellow human beings? In particular: can we be held liable for ... More


What is Nonfeasance?

Jeroen Kortmann

in Altruism in Private Law: Liability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280056
eISBN:
9780191700101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280056.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter explains the term nonfeasance. There are many situations in which it is very difficult to draw any logical distinction between feasance and nonfeasance. Part of the problem is caused by ... More


Rights

Robert Stevens

in Torts and Rights

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199211609
eISBN:
9780191705946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199211609.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

The different senses in which ‘rights’ are used in every day language need to be differentiated. The most fundamental distinction to be grasped is that between a claim-right and a liberty, as drawn ... More


Theoretical Justifications for Distinguishing between Feasance and Nonfeasance

Jeroen Kortmann

in Altruism in Private Law: Liability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280056
eISBN:
9780191700101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280056.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Assuming that it does not recognize a general affirmative duty to act, English law does not encourage members of the public to give aid to those in need of help. Quite the reverse, English law in ... More


Liability for Nonfeasance in Continental European Private Law

Jeroen Kortmann

in Altruism in Private Law: Liability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280056
eISBN:
9780191700101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280056.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter contains a brief account of the continental approach towards cases of nonfeasance. After a historical introduction, the focus is on the laws of France and Germany. It should be ... More


Towards a More Consistent Approach

Jeroen Kortmann

in Altruism in Private Law: Liability for Nonfeasance and Negotiorum Gestio

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199280056
eISBN:
9780191700101
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199280056.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

In this chapter, the legal systems of France, Germany, and England are investigated in an attempt to assess their general approach towards cases of nonfeasance. The results of this investigation show ... More


The Legal Entrenchment of Illegality 1

David Lyons

in Confronting Injustice: Moral History and Political Theory

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199662555
eISBN:
9780191754272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662555.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This essay traces the seventeenth‐century creation of race-based slavery in the North American English colonies, its eighteenth‐century entrenchment in the US Constitution and subsequent public ... More


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