Civil Liability in Europe for Terrorism-Related Risk -

Civil Liability in Europe for Terrorism-Related Risk

By Lucas Bergkamp, Michael Faure, Monika Hinteregger, Niels Philipsen

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Today terrorism has become a world-wide phenomenon which does not stop at the European borders. Following the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre and terrorist attacks in Paris, Madrid and London, concerns have arisen in Europe about potential liability exposure for terrorism-related damage. This book tackles the problem of civil liability for damage caused by terrorist acts from several angles. The authors expertly deliver a comprehensive analysis of terrorism-related risk under international and EU law, and the national tort law systems of seven representative EU Member States. They also provide a comparison of the situation in Europe to the liability environment in the United States. Risk mitigation strategies are considered and critically assessed, as are alternative systems for redressing terrorism-related risks. The book concludes with a reflection on the analysis and presents possible strategies for future regulation by the European lawmakers.

Product code: 9781107100442

ISBN 9781107100442
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW158xS23
No. Of Pages 402
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Series Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law
This book examines liability laws as they relate to terrorism-related damage. For instance, to what extent are facility operators, governments and security firms in Europe exposed to liability for terrorism-related damage? Furthermore, this book analyzes the policy question of whether legislative measures are necessary.