"Increasing international cooperation in tackling the worldwide problem of child abuse and neglect has helped to raise the profile of this important issue. Scholarly literature on the problem is growing, yet there is still a pressing need for a legal comparative commentary on the issue of child abuse claims in tort. Addressing this omission, this valuable work investigates how the factual circumstances as laid out in the landmark English cases of X v. Bedfordshire County Council and Barrett v. Enfield London Borough Council have been dealt with by the European Court of Human Rights and in a number of key jurisdictions including the US, Canada, Australia, South Africa, France, Germany and Italy. Examining the substantive tort law in these jurisdictions, the book highlights differences in procedure and compares alternative, non-judicial sources of compensation for claimants. It also offers suggestions for reform, providing a work that will greatly benefit all those working within this specific area of law or having an interest in the subject."--Provided by publisher.
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Chapter 1 Suing Health Authorities in Ireland: Recent Legal Developments / Ann Power chapter 2 Child Abuse Claims against Public Authorities under the Human Rights Act 1998 / Jane Wright chapter 3 Child Abuse Compensation Claims: A Practitioner's Perspective / Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel Qc chapter 4 Child Abuse Tort Claims against Public Bodies in Italy / Roberto Caranta chapter 5 Child Abuse Tort Claims against Public Bodies in South Africa / Rosalind English chapter 6 Liability for Government Actions: A Comparative Study of English and American Law / Helene M. Goldberg chapter 7 Antipodean Perspectives on Child Welfare Tort Claims against Public Authorities / Geoff McLay chapter 8 Child Abuse and the Failure to Protect: Liability of Public Authorities in Canada / Margaret Hall chapter 9 Child Welfare and State Liability in France / Duncan Fairgrieve chapter 10 National Report on Germany / Martina Kunnecke chapter 11 Child Abuse Tort Claims in The Netherlands / Cees van Dam.
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