No Fault Liability for Defective Products: A Comparative Analysis of European Law and Azerbaijani Legislation

5 Baku St. U. L.Rev. 253 (2019)
Article language: Azerbaijani.


Liability of producers for their defective products plays a major role in every country’s consumer protection policy. The Product Liability Directive which was adopted in 1985 lays down the uniform provisions of the EU legislation in this regard and embodies the strict (no-fault) liability principle which is at the core of European product liability law. Like many other non-EU countries, the Republic of Azerbaijan has adopted the underlying principles of EU product liability legislation and incorporated that kind of liability to its Civil Code. Present article carries out comparative analysis of EU and Azerbaijani legislations regarding the product liability, reveals shortcomings and loopholes in the Azerbaijani product liability law and puts forward several proposals for amendments in the Azerbaijani legislation. The historical development of product liability law both in EU and Azerbaijan and the concept of strict liability are also discussed in the article.

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