The law of tort is very important for maintaining property rights.It is instituted to help in organising society along decent lines.The principle of self determination makes it possible for any individual to develop their potentialities to the fullest and acquire personal property.Resp-
ect for property rights is embedded in the law of tort. Any infringement on the property rights of others is punishable under this law.If a person by omission or commission,damages another person''s property,he may be required to pay some compensation to the aggrieved party.This includes intellectual property.For if another man''s literary production is misused ,
for instance plagiarised,such a wrong doer can be charged to court and may be required to pay compensation to the owner of the plagiarised work.The aim of the law is to safeguard
private ownership of property and create a conducive atmosphere for human capital deve-
But the law of tort is not limited to safeguarding private ownership of property.Civil society is also protected.There are certain governmental rules and policies that guide human beings in their interpersonal relationships.