‘Crossing Boundaries? Public Duties and Private Law’: Workshop, Leicester Law School, 21 October 2016

The aim of the workshop is to bring together private lawyers and human/constitutional rights lawyers from the UK and South Africa to reflect on the different ways in which these two jurisdictions have dealt with the relationship between tort law and human/constitutional rights law. The morning session will be focused on duties, reflecting especially on the divergent routes taken in these jurisdictions on the adjustment of tort duties in response to human rights duties. After lunch, we will turn to a dimension of this relationship which has hitherto received too little attention in our view – causation, specifically the question whether there might be differences in how causation is approached in tort law and in human/constitutional rights law … (more)

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