Emergency rescuers: duties and liabilities / Mohd Royzal Abdul Razak...[et al.]

Abdul Razak, Mohd Royzal and Mohamad Hamidi, Norhuda and Ab. Talib, Intan Nordiana and Megat Mohd Ghazali, Megat Aiman Taher (2009) Emergency rescuers: duties and liabilities / Mohd Royzal Abdul Razak...[et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

This project paper is a study on the duty and liability of the rescuers in Malaysia. During disasters and emergencies, rescue teams have actively participated in the rescue operations to save the lives of the victims who are in peril. In Malaysia, there are two types of the rescue teams; namely government and its agencies and the nongovernment agencies. The liability of the government rescue bodies is covered by the Government Proceedings Act 1956, Public Authorities Protection Act 1948, and any other related provisions in Malaysia. However, there is no specific legislation and provision that covers the liability of the volunteer rescuers in Malaysia. This project paper has referred to the legislation of Canada to consider the duty and liability imposed on the rescuers. There has two type of legislation that covers the liability of the rescuers in Canada, namely The Quebec Charter of Human Right and the Good Samaritans Act. In United Kingdom, the rule of Common law applies the neighbourhood principle which derived from the case of Donoghue v Stevenson [1932] AC 562. However, there is no legal obligation imposed to the rescuers concerning their duty and liability during the rescue operation. The outcome of the project paper is the proposed recommendations of law concerning the duty and liability of volunteer rescuer in Malaysia.

Metadata

Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Abdul Razak, Mohd Royzal2007294396
Mohamad Hamidi, Norhuda2007294234
Ab. Talib, Intan Nordiana2007294186
Megat Mohd Ghazali, Megat Aiman Taher2006200692
Contributors:
ContributionNameID Num. / Email
Thesis advisorValquis, Sue(Associate Professor)UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > Protection, assistance and relief
K Law > K Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence > Social legislation
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelor in Legal Studies
Item ID: 28467
Uncontrolled Keywords: Emergency rescuers, Government Proceedings Act 1956, Public Authorities Protection Act 1948
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/28467

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