An infringement of a person’s rights, especially a tort.
- The law of torts, or civil wrongs, is extensive and its boundaries are indistinct.
- In the nineteenth century it was accepted that a conviction for criminal conspiracy could be based on an agreement to do any unlawful act, even though that act was not criminal but only a civil wrong, such as a tort or breach of contract.
- There is a risk of creating anomalies between damages recoverable for breach of Convention rights and those for other civil wrongs.
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