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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 25 to April 27 2019. [More information]
 


Juristenrunde: Katarzyna Kryla-Cudna

ECTIL will host another Juristenrunde. Katarzyna Kryla-Cudna, Assistant Professor at the Tilburg University, will give a presentation on 'Breach of Contract and Damages for Non-Pecuniary Loss' on Thursday, 6 December 2018 at 11:00h. The event will take place in the Centre's premises and is free of charge. If you want to attend, please register via e-mail.
 


New Publications: European Tort Law Basic Texts and Tort Liability Law of China

The second edition of European Tort Law Basic Texts edited by Ernst Karner, Ken Oliphant and Barbara Steininger makes available English versions of basic tort law texts from almost all the legal systems of the EU and EFTA, as well as Russia and Turkey. The book Tort Liability Law of China authored by Lixing Yang provides a profound overview of Chinese Tort Law to English-speaking readers. For more information, please click the links.
 


Juristenrunde: Lena Kolbitsch

ECTIL hosted another Juristenrunde. Mag. Lena Kolbitsch of the University of Vienna gave a presentation on 'Die Haftung im Gefälligkeitsverhältnis' on Thursday, 15 November 2018.
 


Symposium: Patients' Consent and Medical Liability

ECTIL together with the Institute for European Tort Law, Ecclesia GrECo Hospital Versicherungsmakler GmbH, and the Austrian Medical Association held a symposium on "Patienteneinwilligung und ärztliche Haftung" which took place on 15 October 2018 in Vienna. [More information]
 


Juristenrunde: Andrew Bell

Andrew Bell of the Institute for European Tort Law gave a presentation about 'Recoverability for Claimant Choice: New Losses in English Personal Injury?' on 9 August 2018. The event took place in the Institute's premises.
 


Juristenrunde: Lihong Zhang

Prof. Lihong Zhang of the East China University of Political Science and Law Shanghai held a lecture on 'Confucianism and Chinese Tort Law Today: General Reflections and Case Study' on 17 July 2018. The event took place in the Institute's premises.
 


New Publication: Österreichisches Haftpflichtrecht Band II

The book ‘Österreichisches Haftpflichtrecht’, authored by Helmut Koziol, is regarded as one of the most comprehensive and widely used books on Austrian tort law. With the new edition of the second volume of the book each of its three volumes are now finally available in a 3rd edition. The second volume primarily deals with liability for one’s own tortious behaviour and the tortious behaviour of others. The new edition of the second volume takes account of current trends in case law, legislation, and legal literature. [More information]
 


New Publication: Tatsachenmitteilungen und Werturteile: Freiheit und Verantwortung

Following the conference on 24-25 November 2017 at the University of Vienna, the contributions are now available in a book edited by Helmut Koziol. The German and English contributions take on different highly topical issues such as 'Fake News', 'Hate Speech', and the freedom of speech. [More information]
 


Juristenrunden: David Messner and Alexander Longin

David Messner and Alexander Longin, both of the Institute for European Tort Law, were invited to speak at Juristenrunden. David Messner gave a presentation about 'Civil Liability and Acts Justified by Necessity' on 15 May 2018, Alexander Longin about the question of 'Erhöhte Flexibilität im Werkvertragsrecht?' on 18 June 2018. Both events took place in the Institute's premises.
 


New publication: Grundzüge des japanischen Schadenersatzrechts

Based on the basic questions of tort law which arise in all developed legal systems, this introduction offers for the first time a profound, structured introduction to Japanese tort law in the German language. At the same time, the publication from a comparative perspective provides readers with a valuable key to understanding Japanese law. [More information]


New: Digest of European Tort Law Volume III

The various national European legal systems offer a broad range of responses to the question of what can be regarded as wrongful behaviour or fault. The present work systematically examines these two important prerequisites for tortious liability under the combined heading of ‘misconduct’. The publication contains a selection of the most important cases from 28 states across Europe as well as cases handed down by European Union courts. [More information]


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. [More information]


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]


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