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 US. 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.
|Title of host publication||Civil liability in Europe for terrorism-related risk|
|Editors||L. Bergkamp, M. Faure, M. Hinteregger, N. Philipsen|
|Place of Publication||Cambridge|
|Publisher||Cambridge University Press|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|
|Series||Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law|