The Impact of Human Rights Law on Contract Law in Europe

17 Pages Posted: 16 May 2011

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Hugh Collins

London School of Economics - Law Department

Date Written: April 1, 2011

Abstract

This article examines the impact of human rights law on the implementation of contract law. While human rights law has focused on the relationship between citizen and state, the private law of contract has been viewed as governing the economic relations among citizens and business entities. The article examines the thesis that in Europe, this division is being broken down, as a result of two intellectual movements within legal thought.

Keywords: human rights, contract law, public law, private law, fundamental rights, social regulation

JEL Classification: K1, K12

Suggested Citation

Collins, Hugh, The Impact of Human Rights Law on Contract Law in Europe (April 1, 2011). European Business Law Review, Forthcoming; University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 13/2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1837429

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