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Jan von Hein

Das Günstigkeitsprinzip im Internationalen Deliktsrecht

[The Principle of the More Favorable Law in the International Law of Torts. By Jan von Hein.]

unrevised e-book edition 2020; Original edition 1999 1999. XXII, 473 pages.

Studien zum ausländischen und internationalen Privatrecht 69

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Against the background of a 1998 reform proposal of the German government as well as in the light of recent reforms of the private international law of torts in Italy, the UK and Switzerland, von Hein analyses from a comparative perspective the principle of the more favorable law that has dominated the German international law of torts for more than a hundred years. Instead of favoring the victim regardless of the type of tort in question, the author embraces the principle of proximity as the basis of the international law of torts, thus confining the more-favorable-law-principle to specific groups of cases in which objective reasons call for imposing upon the tortfeasor a standard of liability that is more severe than that in force at the place of injury.
Against the background of a 1998 reform proposal of the German government as well as in the light of recent reforms of the private international law of torts in Italy, the UK and Switzerland, von Hein analyses from a comparative perspective the principle of the more favorable law that has dominated the German international law of torts for more than a hundred years. Instead of favoring the victim regardless of the type of tort in question, the author embraces the principle of proximity as the basis of the international law of torts, thus confining the more-favorable-law-principle to specific groups of cases in which objective reasons call for imposing upon the tortfeasor a standard of liability that is more severe than that in force at the place of injury.
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Jan von Hein ist Professor für Bürgerliches Recht, Internationales Privatrecht und Rechtsvergleichung sowie Direktor am Institut für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht, Abt. III, an der Universität Freiburg i. Br.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Nederlands Internat. Privaatrecht — Jg. 17, (1999), Nr. 3, S. 427
In: GeneralCologneRe — (2000), Nr. 3, S. 125
In: Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländ. und — Jg.65 (2001), Nr.2, S.313ff. (Ulrike Seif)