Compelled Apologies as a Legal Remedy: Some Thoughts from a Civil Law Jurisdiction

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Andrea Zwart-Hink

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law; VU University Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for Comprehensive Law; VU University Amsterdam

Arno J. Akkermans

Amsterdam Centre for Comprehensive Law; Amsterdam Law and Behavior Insitute (A-LAB); VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

Kiliaan van Wees

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law; VU University Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for Comprehensive Law

Date Written: October 1, 2014

Abstract

This article examines the question whether civil claimants could be legally entitled to receive apologies from the perspective of a civil law jurisdiction, taking the Netherlands as an example.

Keywords: Apology, legal remedy, civil law, compelled apologies, court-ordered apologies, amende honorable, tort, personal injury, remedies, non-pecuniary interests, freedom of expression, therapeutic jurisprudence

Suggested Citation

Zwart-Hink, Andrea and Akkermans, Arno J. and Wees, Kiliaan van, Compelled Apologies as a Legal Remedy: Some Thoughts from a Civil Law Jurisdiction (October 1, 2014). University of Western Australia Law Review, Vol. 38, No. 1, 2014. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2560957

Andrea Zwart-Hink (Contact Author)

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

VU University Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for Comprehensive Law ( email )

Faculty of Law, Initium Building
De Boelelaan 1077
Amsterdam, 1081HV
Netherlands

VU University Amsterdam ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, ND North Holland 1081 HV
Netherlands

Arno J. Akkermans

Amsterdam Centre for Comprehensive Law ( email )

Faculty of Law, Initium Building
De Boelelaan 1077
Amsterdam, 1081HV
Netherlands

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Amsterdam Law and Behavior Insitute (A-LAB) ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, 1081HV
Netherlands

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, 1081 HV
Netherlands
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Kiliaan van Wees

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

VU University Amsterdam - Amsterdam Centre for Comprehensive Law ( email )

Faculty of Law, Initium Building
De Boelelaan 1077
Amsterdam, 1081HV
Netherlands

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