Conceptualising Harm in the Case of the 'Unwanted' Child

Posted: 27 Dec 2005

See all articles by Nicolette M. Priaulx

Nicolette M. Priaulx

Cardiff University; Cardiff University - Cardiff Law School

Abstract

This paper provides a comparative examination of recent developments in English, German and French law in the field of wrongful conception and wrongful birth. The author questions to what extent these different jurisdictions demonstrate a common approach to such actions.

Keywords: Harm, wrongful conception, wrongful birth, autonomy, reproduction, damages, contract, tort, French law, German law, English law, McFarlane v Tayside, Perruche

JEL Classification: K00, K10, K13

Suggested Citation

Priaulx, Nicolette M., Conceptualising Harm in the Case of the 'Unwanted' Child. European Journal of Health Law, Vol. 9, No. 4, pp. 337-359, 2002. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=871392

Nicolette M. Priaulx (Contact Author)

Cardiff University ( email )

PO Box 427
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3AX
United Kingdom

Cardiff University - Cardiff Law School ( email )

PO Box 427
Cardiff, Wales CF10 3AX
United Kingdom

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