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Soft Law and the Liability of Public Authorities

Weeks, Gregory (Greg)


Soft law is a pervasive phenomenon which is highly effective as a means of regulation in Australia, as it is in many jurisdictions. The term ‘soft law’ refers to domestic, non-legislative instruments which are designed to influence, modify or otherwise affect conduct. Importantly, soft law relies for its capacity to have this effect on the fact that people generally will assume that it is ‘hard’ law, which requires them to act and has immediate legal effect. Where this assumption is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Conference paper


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