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I. The Concept of Tort and the Delimitation of the Law of Tort
(21,235 words)

Volume XI: Torts | Chapter 1 (1974): Introduction

Completed in June 1973

André Tunc

4. The problem. – Before embarking on any further research, logic demands an attempt to try to define and delimit the subject matter of the study undertaken. Unfortunately, such an endeavour is not an easy one.

A. The Concept of Tort

i. Some Definitions in the Common Law Countries

5. In the common law world reference is often made to Winfields definition: “Tortious liability arises from the breach of a duty primarily fixe…

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André Tunc, “I. The Concept of Tort and the Delimitation of the Law of Tort”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 19 January 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-4021_IECO_COM_110101>
First published online: 2018



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