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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 20 to April 22 2017. [Watch More]


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. A full conference programme will be made available shortly.


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.


Juristenrunde: Silvia Pellizzari

Silvia Pellizzari of the University of Trento, Italy, gave a presentation about 'The Liability of Public Authorities for Unlawful Decisions: A Comparative Perspective' on 7 December 2016. The event took take place in the Centre's premises.


Book Recommendation: A Company's Right to Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss

A Company's Right to Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss, by Vanessa Wilcox – Senior Legal Researcher at the Institute – is out. It presents a detailed examination on the extent to which non-pecuniary damages can properly be awarded in favour of companies. While primarily focusing on the jurisprudence of the European Court of Human Rights and English law, a chapter is also dedicated to comparative treatment. The book won both the Dr Maria Schaumayer-Stiftung Prize (in 2015) and the Austrian Bankers’ Association Prize (in 2016) and is published with Cambridge University Press (ISBN: 9781107139275).


Juristenrunden: Witold Borysiak, Matteo Ferrari and Federica Giovanella

On 10 August 2016 Witold Borysiak of the University of Warsaw, Poland, gave a lecture on ‘Non-Statutory Sources of the Duty of Care in Tort’. On 17 August 2016 Matteo Ferrari of the University of Trento, Italy presented his research on the 'Liability for Negligent Declarations of Conformity' and Federica Giovanella introduced the audience to Italy's 'Internet Service Providers' Liability' raising the question of whether it complies with EU law.


Prize of The Austrian Bankers' Association for Vanessa Wilcox

The Institute is proud to announce that Dr Vanessa Wilcox, LLM (Cantab) has been awarded the Bankenverbandspreis (The Austrian Bankers’ Association prize) in recognition of the contribution of her excellent thesis – A Company’s Right to Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss – to the field of law. She received the award at a ceremony held in June 2016. Vanessa also won the Dr. Maria Schaumayer-Stiftung prize for her thesis, which is due to be published with Cambridge University Press, shortly.


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