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Rights of Personality in Scots Law: A Comparative Perspective

Niall Whitty and Reinhard Zimmermann


This book considers topical issues relating to rights of privacy and other rights of personality in Scots private law in its unique historical and comparative context as Europe’s only “mixed” (Roman/English) system of private law. Themes include the creation of a system of private law rights of personality (eg bodily integrity, personal security, physical liberty, reputation, privacy and dignity); the introduction of rights of privacy; the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights; the debate on rights of publicity (eg rights to the commercial exploitation of celebrity images); and the ... More

Keywords: rights of personality, privacy, defamation, intellectual property, medical law, human rights, istorical and comparative law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781845860271
Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2015 DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781845860271.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Niall Whitty, editor

Reinhard Zimmermann, editor
Professor of Private Law, Roman Law, and Comparative Law, University of Regensburg