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(p. 633) 20. Liability of Public Authorities 

(p. 633) 20. Liability of Public Authorities
(p. 633) 20. Liability of Public Authorities

Sir William Wade

and Christopher Forsyth

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date: 27 January 2021

This chapter discusses the liability of public authorities. Topics covered include categories of liability; liability under EU law; liability for breach of human rights; liability for the tort of negligence; strict liability; breach of statutory duty; misfeasance in public office; statement of general principles of liability; immunities and time limits for actions in tort; liability in contract; liability to make restitution; and liability to pay compensation where there has been no tort or breach of contract.

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