Restoring lost honour: the assessment of libel damages in Germany

Coors, Corinna (2016) Restoring lost honour: the assessment of libel damages in Germany. Entertainment Law Review, 27 (4). pp. 128-134. ISSN 0959-3799

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Abstract

This article critically highlights the effectiveness of the German civil tort of defamation and its remedies. It considers the development and level of immaterial damages in Germany with respect to the infringement of an individual’s personality right, analysing the significance of the recent Kachelmann case, where the highest ever compensation of 635,000 EUR in damages for pain and suffering for a defamation suit was awarded.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Constitutional rights, damages, defamation, freedom of speech, Germany, tort
Subjects: Law and criminal justice > Law
Depositing User: Corinna Coors
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2016 11:51
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2016 16:10
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1520

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