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ECTIL and Annual Conference Movie

Providing insight into the research performed by the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) and the Institute for European Tort Law (ETL), this short film also presents the Annual Conference on European Tort Law (ACET). The next ACET will be held from April 5 to April 7 2018. [More info]
 


New: European Tort Law Yearbook 2016

The European Tort Law Yearbook provides a comprehensive overview of the most significant developments in tort law in Europe in 2016. It contains reports on court decisions, new legislation, and interesting literature from most EU Member States alongside contributions from Norway and Switzerland. An overview of developments in the field of EU law is also provided. In conclusion, a comparative analysis reviews the essential aspects of all the reports, which are written by scholars from their respective jurisdictions. For more information click here.


New publication of the WTLS: Product Liability

Where products develop ever more rapidly, the law may face difficulties in responding accordingly to new security threats which may arise. In the detailed reports in this book, the World Tort Law Society proves that it is in an ideal position to examine the most significant concepts. The volume’s comparative conclusions furthermore invite discussion, and the book includes four responses to that call from eminent tort lawyers from different legal backgrounds. [More information]


Challenges in Tort Law Today, 20 October

In the light of ongoing debates throughout Europe on whether and how to reform tort law to meet modern-day challenges, key problem areas were highlighted and discussed at this conference on Friday, 20 October 2017. All of the speakers are members of the European Group on Tort Law, which is currently working on a revised version of its "Principles of European Tort Law". [See programme]


European Group on Tort Law Spring 2017 Meeting

The European Group on Tort Law (EGTL) met on 18–20 April 2017 in Vienna. In addition to discussing cases in its 'The Borderlines of Tort Law: Interactions with Contract Law' project (led by Miquel Martín-Casals), a significant section of the meeting was dedicated to its 'Prescription in Tort Law' project (led by Israel Gilead and Bjarte Askeland). The next Group meeting will be hosted by ETL/ECTIL in Vienna on 19–21 October 2017 and will be combined with a conference on 'Challenges in Tort Law Today' which is scheduled for Friday, 20 October 2017.


New Publication: Harmonisation and Fundamental Questions of European Tort Law

The European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law and the Institute for European Tort Law are pleased to announce the publication of Helmut Koziol’s latest publication, Harmonisation and Fundamental Questions of European Tort Law (ISBN 978-3-7097-0128-7). The book follows a lecture at Lomonosov Moscow State University on the subject in 2016 and aims to make comparative law more accessible to students. However, it will appeal to the wider tort, and indeed public law, audience.


New Publication: The Aims of Tort Law

The first publication of the Sino-European Private Law Forum is now available in print : Koziol (ed), The Aims of Tort Law. Chinese and European Perspectives (2017). The Forum was established in 2011 and provides a focal point for the formal co-operation agreement between the Institute for European Tort Law and Yantai University, China.

New EGTL-Publication: The Liability of Public Authorities in Comparative Perspective

The EGTL is pleased to announce the publication of Ken Oliphant (ed), The Liability of Public Authorities in Comparative Perspective (ISBN 978-1-78068-238-9, 2016). The Group wishes to congratulate Ken Oliphant on the publication and thank him for his careful stewardship of the project. Further details can be found here.


New Publication: Compulsory Liability Insurance from a European Perspective

ECTIL and the Institute for European Tort Law are pleased to announce the publication of their study on Compulsory Liability Insurance from a European Perspective (edited by Attila Fenyves/Christa Kissling/Stefan Perner/Daniel Rubin). The study covers 9 national legal systems and contains five special reports as well as a comparative report, conclusions and an Annex containing a compilation of rules on compulsory liability insurance in the nine national legal systems. [Read more]


New EGTL-Publication: European Product Liability

The European Group on Tort Law is pleased to announce the publication of Piotr Machnikowski (ed), European Product Liability: An Analysis of the State of the Art in the Era of New Technologies (ISBN 978-1-78068-398-0, 2016). The book marks the first in what will hopefully be several collaborations with the European Research Group on Existing EC Private Law (Acquis Group). The EGTL wishes to express its gratitude to Piotr Machnikowski, for his seamless project leadership skills, and the Polish National Science Centre for funding the project. Further details can be found here.


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