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Tiziana Rumi and Angelo Viglianisi Ferraro
 
 
 
Tiziana Rumi is an Aggregate Professor of Private Law at the Department of Law, Economics and Humanities of the "Mediterranea" University of Reggio Calabria. She has been a speaker at conferences, seminars or round tables, in Italy and abroad. She is a member of the scientific boards of many research centres and study groups. She is the author of numerous peer reviewed articles on consumer law, sale law, family law, and fundamental rights.

Angelo Viglianisi Ferraro is an Aggregate Professor of Private Law and the Erasmus Coordinator at the Department of Law, Economics and Humanities of the "Mediterranea" University of Reggio Calabria, where he also acts as the Head of the "Mediterranea International Centre for Human Rights Research" (www.michr.unirc.it) and the Director of an International LLM in European Private Law. He has been a speaker at conferences, seminars or round tables, in Italy and abroad. He is the author of numerous peer reviewed articles on civil liability, consumer law, antitrust law, family law, and fundamental rights.
 
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Journal of Liberty and International Affairs | Vol. 6, No. 1 | May 2020
 
 
 
CONSUMER PROTECTION AND NEW CONTRACT LAW IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND IN ITALY
Tiziana Rumi and Angelo Viglianisi Ferraro
 
 
 
 
Abstract
 
This paper deals with the recent normative modifications introduced in the European Union by the Directive 2011/83/EU (aimed to realise a full harmonisation of member states' rules in some aspects of consumer and contractual law), and consequently in Italy, through the Legislative Decree No. 21/2014 (which transposed the supranational source). As it is known, the principal legal instruments used in the last years by the EU to protect the weak parties are the 'information duties' and the 'right of withdrawal'. The new rules try to strengthen them, but the implementation of the European Directive in Italy gives rise to many arguable points and perplexities.
 
 
Keywords
 
Consumer Protection; New Contract Law; Information Duties; Right of Withdrawal; Codice del Consumo
 
 
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