Abus de droit is a French term meaning, “abuse of right". Under abus de droit, a person may be liable for harm caused by doing something which s/he does not have a right to do. The following are the rights that are prohibited to use in an abusive manner:
1.A right that is principally intended to cause harm;
2.A right that is used without a legitimate interest in justifying judicial protection;
3.A right used in bad faith;
4.A right that is contrary to basic rules of morality or fairness.