That Can't Be Rights (Review of Robert Stevens's 'Torts and Rights')

Jurisprudence, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011

12 Pages Posted: 15 Jul 2011

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Dan Priel

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School

Date Written: July 15, 2011

Abstract

Robert Stevens's recently published book Torts and Rights offers an interesting interpretation of English tort law. Most discussions of this book focused on the extent to which this book accurately describes the law. In this review I focus instead on the book's theoretical foundations. I argue that though the book offers an original and interesting interpretation of English law, its arguments highlight the limitations of a rights-based interpretation of tort law.

Suggested Citation

Priel, Dan, That Can't Be Rights (Review of Robert Stevens's 'Torts and Rights') (July 15, 2011). Jurisprudence, Vol. 2, No. 1, 2011. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1886511

Dan Priel (Contact Author)

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School ( email )

4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada

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