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Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law

Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law

Editors: Micklitz, Hans-W., Saumier, Geneviève (Eds.)

  • Represents the enforcement of consumer law from national and comparative perspectives
    Provides an overview of the current state of consumer law around the globe
    Proposes a general introduction to the question of enforcement and effectiveness of consumer law

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About this book

The book focusses on the enforcement of consumer law  in order to identify commonalities and best practices across nations. It is composed of twenty-eight contributions from national rapporteurs to the IACL Congress in Montevideo in 2016 and the introductory comparative general report. The national contributors are drawn from across the globe, with representation from Africa (1), Asia (5), Europe (15), Oceania (2) and the Americas (5). 
The general report proposes a general introduction to the question of enforcement and effectiveness of consumer law. It then proceeds to identify the variety of ways in which national legislatures approach this question and the diversity of mechanisms put in place to address it. The general report uses examples drawn from the reports to illustrate common approaches and to identify more original or distinct unique approaches, taking into account the reported strengths and weaknesses of each. The general report consistently points readers to particular national reports on specific issues, inviting readers to consult these individual contributions for more details.
The national contributions deal with the following areas: the national legal framework for consumer protection, the general design of the enforcement mechanism, the number and characteristics of consumer complaints and disputes, the use of courts and specialized agencies for the enforcement of consumer law, the role of consumer organizations and of private regulation in the enforcement of consumer law, the place of collective redress mechanism and of alternative dispute resolution modes, the sanctions for breaches of consumer law and the nature of external relations or cooperation with other countries or international organizations. 
These enriching national and international perspectives offer a comprehensive overview of the current state of consumer law around the globe.


About the authors

Hans-W. Micklitz
​Since 2007 Professor for Economic Law at the European University Institute, Jean Monnet Chair of Private Law and European Economic Law at the University of Bamberg (emeritus). Head of the Institute of European and Consumer Law (VIEW) in Bamberg. Studies of law and sociology in Mainz, Lausanne/Geneva (Switzerland), Giessen and Hamburg. Study visits at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute Florence, Italy, visiting professor at the Somerville College at the University of Oxford, co-founder of the Centre of Excellence at the University of Helsinki. Holder of an ERC Grant 2011-2016 on European Regulatory Private Law. Finland Distinguished Professor of the Academy of Finland 2016-2020.

 

Geneviève Saumier 
is the Peter M. Laing QC Professor of Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, where she engages in teaching and research in consumer law, private international law, civil procedure and international dispute resolution. She is a member of the Académie internationale de droit comparé and the Asociación Americana de Derecho Internacional Privado. She also sits on the board of Quebec’s Consumer Protection Office. She has been a Canadian delegate to the Hague Conference on Private International Law and is currently co-rapporteur for that body’s Draft instrument on the recognition of foreign judgments.

Table of contents (29 chapters)

  • Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law

    Micklitz, Hans-W. (et al.)

    Pages 3-45

  • Argentina: Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law

    Aberastury, Pedro (et al.)

    Pages 49-73

  • Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law in Australia

    Pearson, Gail

    Pages 75-97

  • Consumer Protection in Brazil: The 2016 Report for the International Academy of Consumer Law

    Marques, Claudia Lima (et al.)

    Pages 99-122

  • Effectiveness and Enforcement of Consumer Law in Bulgaria

    Bakardjieva Engelbrekt, Antonina

    Pages 123-149

Buy this book

eBook $179.00
price for Mexico (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78431-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $229.00
price for Mexico
  • ISBN 978-3-319-78430-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Enforcement and Effectiveness of Consumer Law
Editors
  • Hans-W. Micklitz
  • Geneviève Saumier
Series Title
Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-78431-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-78431-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-78430-4
Series ISSN
2214-6881
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 717
Number of Illustrations
1 illustrations in colour
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