Granger published a chapter in the Research Handbook in European Tort Law

January 30, 2018

Marie-Pierre Granger, SPP/IR/Legal Studies faculty member, recently published a chapter in the Research Handbook in European Tort Law (Edward Elgar 2017). The Research Handbook on EU Tort Law focuses on the study of the law of tort/delict/non-contractual liability of the European Union and examines the institutional liability of the EU, Francovich liability, and liability arising from a variety of EU secondary legislation (directives/regulations). This comprehensive Research Handbook contains contributions from leading authors in their field, representing a cross-section of European jurisdictions. It offers an authoritative reference point for academics, students and practitioners studying or working in this field, but one which is also accessible for those approaching the subject for the first time. Granger’s chapter entitled ‘Francovich liability before national courts: 25 years on, has anything changed?’, gives an overview of the (scarce) literature dealing with the national application of the doctrine of State liability for violation of EU law, before presenting the findings of a comparative analysis of the judicial application of the doctrine covering all EU member states, and reflecting on the doctrine’s capacity to improve compliance and the protection of individual rights in the EU, and as well as its contribution to the creation of an administrative ius commune in Europe.