THE INFLUENCE OF EU AND EUROPEAN HUMAN RIGHTS LAW ON ENGLISH PRIVATE LAW.

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Abstract

This article examines the extent to which EU and European
human rights law, following the enactment of the European Communities
Act 1972 and the Human Rights Act 1998, have changed the manner in
which English courts use comparative law in the private law field. Despite
legislative intervention rendering EU law part of the national legal system
and requiring the courts ‘to take into account’ the jurisprudence of the
European Court of Human Rights, there remains evidence that private law
courts retain a preference for comparisons within the common law world.
This article will examine, with reference to a number of recent empirical
studies, the reasons for this position and what this signifies in terms of
future comparative law reasoning.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-265
Number of pages29
JournalInternational and Comparative Law Quarterly
Volume64
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Keywords

  • Comparative Law
  • EU law
  • European human rights law
  • Tort Law
  • Contract Law

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