Eric Descheemaeker

University of Melbourne - Law School

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185 Pelham Street, Carlton

Victoria, Victoria 3010

Australia

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Scholarly Papers (42)

1.

Three Errors in the Defamation Act 2013

6 Journal of European Tort Law (2015), 1-25, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2014/45
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 15 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2015
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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defamation, libel, Defamation Act 2013, serious harm, responsible journalism, publication on matter of public interest, fair comment, honest opinion

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Obligations quasi ex delicto and Strict Liability in Roman Law

31 Journal of Legal History (2010), pp. 1-20, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2012/03
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 19 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2013
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Roman law, quasi-delicts, obligations quasi ex delicto, liability of the judge, iudex qui litem suam facit, Gaius, Justinian

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The Harms of Privacy

8 Journal of Media Law (2016), 278-306, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2015/27
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 16 Aug 2015 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2016
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Protecting Reputation: Defamation and Negligence

29 Oxford Journal of Legal Studies (2009), 603-41, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2012/8
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 12 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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defamation, negligence, English law, tort law, taxonomy, reputation

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Defamation Outside Reputation: Proposals for the Reform of English Law

18 Tort Law Review (2010), pp 113-9, U. of Edinburgh School of Law Working Paper No. 2011/41
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Defamation, reputation, English law, law reform

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Quasi-contrats et enrichissement injustifié en droit français (Quasi-Contracts and Unjustified Enrichment in French Law)

112 Revue trimestrielle de droit civil (2013), 1-26, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2012/04
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 19 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Unjust enrichment, enrichment without ground, French law, quasi-contracts, condictio indebiti, solutio indebiti, negotiorum gestio, restitution, unjustified enrichment, enrichissement sans cause, enrichissement injustifié, quasi-contrats, droit français, gestion d'affaires, paiement de l'indu

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Mapping Defamation Defences

78 Modern Law Review (2015), 641-71, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2014/37
Number of pages: 56 Posted: 25 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2015
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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defamation, defences, truth, fair comment, honest opinion, bare comment, qualified privilege, absolute privilege, responsible journalism, responsible publication

Mapping Defamation Defences

The Modern Law Review, Vol. 78, Issue 4, pp. 641-671, 2015
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 02 Jul 2015
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Defamation, defences, truth, fair comment, privilege, responsible publication

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Iniuria and the Common Law

Eric Descheemaeker and Helen Scott (eds), Iniuria and the Common Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013), 1-31, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. No 2013/06
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 22 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker and Helen Scott
University of Melbourne - Law School and University of Cape Town (UCT) - Department of Private Law
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Iniuria, insult, contempt, Roman law, English law, mixed legal systems, actio iniuriarum, Roman law of delict, corpus, fama, dignitas, harassment and hubris, Dareau, actio legis Aquiliae, actio de damno dato, Scots law, South African law

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'Veritas non est defamatio'? Truth as a Defence in the Law of Defamation

31 Legal Studies (2011), pp. 1-20, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2013/11
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 22 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2013
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Defamation, Truth, Veritas, Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, Reputation, Privacy, Iniuria, Lord Campbell

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The Consequences of Possession

Eric Descheemaeker (ed), The Consequences of Possession (Edinburgh: EUP, 2014), chapter 1, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2013/31
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 28 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 19 Jun 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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possession, interdicts, consequences of possession, custody, detention, possession of rights, quasi-possession, civil possession, natural possession

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Truth and Truthfulness in the Law of Defamation

Anne-Sophie Hulin, Robert Leckey and Lionel Smith (eds), Les apparences en droit civil (Montreal 2015), 13-48, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2014/26
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 10 May 2014 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2016
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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defamation, defences, truth, belief in truth, iniuria, malice, animus iniuriandi, qualified privilege, responsible publication, publication on matter of public interest, negligence

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Introduction to Peter Birks' Roman Law of Obligations

Eric Descheemaeker (ed), Peter Birks, The Roman Law of Obligations (OUP, 2014), ch. 1, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2014/27
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 18 Jun 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Roman law, obligations, Peter Birks

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Tort Law Defences: A Defence of Conventionalism

77 Modern Law Review (2014), 493-512, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2014/07
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 13 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2015
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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tort law, defences, conventionalism, justification, self-defence, privilege, consent, defamation, immunity, limitation

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‘A Man of Bad Character Has Not so Much to Lose’: Truth as a Defence in the South African Law of Defamation

South African Law Journal, Vol. 128, pp. 452-78, 2011, Edinburgh School of Law Working Paper No. 2011/39
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 22 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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defamation, verbal injuries, truth, veritas, public benefit, South African law, actio iniuriarum

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The Roman Division of Wrongs: A New Hypothesis

5 Roman Legal Tradition (2009), pp. 1-23, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2012/07
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 12 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Roman law, quasi-delicts, obligations quasi ex delicto, civil wrongs, culpa, summa divisio, Gaius, Justinian, delictum

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Three Keys to Defamation: Media 24 in a Comparative Perspective

130 South African Law Journal (2013), 435-48, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2013/13
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 18 Oct 2012 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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defamation, iniuria, insult, feelings, juridical persons, personality rights, reputation, consequential loss, solatium, actio iniuriarum, actio legis aquiliae, actio de damno dato, Fama, dignitas, declaration of falsity

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‘A Man Must Take Care Not to Defame his Neighbour’: The Origins and Significance of the Defence of Responsible Publication

34 University of Queensland Law Journal (2015), 239-64, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2013/07
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 14 Feb 2013 Last Revised: 02 Jul 2016
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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defamation, Reynolds privilege, responsible journalism, responsible publication on matter of public interest, malice, Australian law, Defamation Act 1909 (NSW), Macintosh v Dun

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Solatium and Injury to Feelings: Roman Law, English Law and Modern Tort Theory

Eric Descheemaeker and Helen Scott (eds), Iniuria and the Common Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2013), 67-95, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2013/12
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 31 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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solatium, feelings, protected interests, aggravated damages, solace, punishment, compensation, personality rights, loss, damnum, iniuria, actio iniuriarum, Fatal Accidents Act 1846, dignitas

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Unravelling Harms in Tort Law

132 Law Quarterly Review (2016), 595-617
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 04 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Old and New Learning in the Law of Amende Honorable

132 South African Law Journal (2015), 909-39, Edinburgh School of Law Research Paper No. 2014/36
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 23 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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amende honorable, apologies, Roman-Dutch law, public penance, restorative justice, Melius de Villiers, defamation, iniuria, palinodia, retractatio, deprecatio

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De la structure de la responsabilité : réflexions comparatistes autour de Torts and Rights (Review Article of Torts and Rights by Robert Stevens)

65 Revue internationale de droit comparé (2013), pp 51-74
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Torts and Rights, Robert Stevens, tort, taxonomy, rights, protected interests, negligence, responsabilité civile, droit anglais, intérêts protégés

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Review of Lawrence McNamara, Reputation and Defamation (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)

126 LQR (2010), 642-4
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 03 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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The Internationalisation of Legal Education: Scottish Report

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 15 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Legal education, Scotland

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Review of David Ibbetson, A Historical Introduction to the Law of Obligations (Oxford: OUP, 1999)

56 Revue internationale de droit comparé (2004), 1005-15
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Review of John Bell and David Ibbetson (eds.), Comparative Studies in the Development of the Law of Torts in Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010-2012)

112 Revue trimestrielle de droit civil (2013), 470-3
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 18 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Review of Guenter Treitel, Some Landmarks of Twentieth Century Contract Law (Oxford: OUP, 2002)

55 Revue internationale de droit comparé (2003), 492-4
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 13 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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New Directions in Unjustified Enrichment: Learning from South Africa?

18 Edinburgh Law Review (2014), pp. 414-16
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 04 Apr 2015
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Review of John Cartwright, Stefan Vogenauer and Simon Whittaker (eds.), Reforming the French Law of Obligations (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2009)

73 Modern Law Review (2010), 1086-9
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 20 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Review of Reinhard Zimmermann, Roman Law, Contemporary Law, European Law (Oxford: OUP, 2001)

55 Revue internationale de droit comparé (2003), 1025-8
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 15 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Review of H Patrick Glenn, On Common Laws (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005)

7 OUCLJ (2007), 125-35
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 28 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Review of Niall Whitty and Reinhard Zimmermann (eds.), Rights of Personality in Scots Law: A Comparative Perspective (Dundee: Dundee University Press, 2009)

73 Modern Law Review (2010), 899-902
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 22 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Review of Peter Birks (ed.), English Private Law (Oxford: OUP, 2000)

54 Revue internationale de droit comparé (2002), 869-71
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 13 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Review of Peter Birks, Unjust Enrichment (Oxford: OUP, 2003)

56 Revue internationale de droit comparé (2004), 715-24
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 10 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Fusionner droit strict et équité : aperçus sur le droit anglais de la responsabilité civile (Merging Common Law and Equity: Perspectives on the English Law of Civil Wrongs)

Denis Baranger (ed.), L’équité et ses métamorphoses (Paris: Dalloz, 2011), 91-107
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 28 Jan 2013 Last Revised: 16 Jun 2013
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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English law, common law, equity, tort, compensatory damages, punitive damages, restitutionary damages, rights in REM

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Compte-rendu de l'ouvrage d'Eltjo Schrage, Negligence: The Comparative Legal History of the Law of Torts (Review of Eltjo Schrage (ed.), Negligence: The Comparative Legal History of the Law of Torts (Berlin: Duncker & Humblot, 2001))

56 Revue internationale de droit comparé (2004), 261-70
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Jul 2013 Last Revised: 17 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Compte-rendu de Catherine Barnard et al., Tony Weir on the Case (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012) (Review of Catherine Barnard et al., Tony Weir on the Case (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012))

112 Revue trimestrielle de droit civil (2013), 722-4
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 28 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Les héritiers de Lenel: la chaire royale de droit Romain à Oxford (1948-2004) (Lenel's Heirs: The Regius Chair of Civil Law at Oxford, 1948-2004)

84 Revue historique de droit français et étranger (2006) 613-28
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 12 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 15 Jun 2013
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Oxford Regius Chair of Civil Law, Otto Lenel, H. F. Jolowicz, David Daube, Tony Honoré, Peter Birks

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Zur 'Europäischen Öffentlichkeit' im Bereich des Privatrechts: Eine skeptische Sicht (The Possibility of a European 'Sphere of Discourse' in Private Law: A Sceptic's View)

10 Zeitschrift für Gemeinschaftsprivatrecht (2012), 286-7
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 28 Feb 2014
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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European private law, harmonisation, Öffentlichkeit, European law, comparative law

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Review of Ernest Metzger (ed.), David Daube: A Centenary Celebration (Glasgow: Traditio Iuris Romani, 2010)

(2011) Revue historique de droit français et étranger, 127-8
Number of pages: 2 Posted: 19 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Review of Ingeborg Schwenzer and Günter Hager (eds.), Festschrift Für Peter Schlechtriem Zum 70. Geburtstag (Tübingen: Mohr & Siebeck, 2003)

55 Revue internationale de droit comparé (2003), 1016-22
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 15 Jun 2013 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Other Papers (9)

Total Downloads: 55
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Review of Paul Mitchell, A History of Tort Law 1900-1950 (Cambridge: CUP, 2015)

78 Modern Law Review (2015), 695-99
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 03 Aug 2015
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Compte-rendu de Cees Van Dam, European Tort Law (2ème éd., Oxford: OUP, 2014) (Review of Cees Van Dam, European Tort Law (2nd ed., Oxford: OUP, 2014))

115 Revue trimestrielle de droit civil (2016), 494-8
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Compte-rendu de Charles Mitchell et Paul Mitchell (sdd), Landmark Cases Series (Oxford: Hart, 2006-2012) (Review of Charles Mitchell and Paul Mitchell (eds), Landmark Cases Series (Oxford: Hart, 2006-12))

114 Revue trimestrielle de droit civil (2015), 489-92
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 04 Apr 2015 Last Revised: 02 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Compte-rendu de Katy Barnett et Sirko Harder, Remedies in Australian Private Law (Cambridge: CUP, 2014) (Review of Katy Barnett and Sirko Harder, Remedies in Australian Private Law (Cambridge: CUP, 2014))

114 Revue trimestrielle de droit civil (2015), 749-51
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 03 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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Compte-rendu de Johann Neethling et Johan Potgieter, Law of Delict (7ème éd., Durban: LexisNexis, 2015) (Review of Johann Neethling and Johan Potgieter, Law of Delict (7th ed., Durban: LexisNexis, 2015))

114 Revue trimestrielle de droit civil (2015), 990-3
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 03 Apr 2017
Eric Descheemaeker
University of Melbourne - Law School
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