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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 information]
 


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]
 


Juristenrunde: David Messner

David Messner of the Institute for European Tort Law, gave a presentation about 'Civil Liability and Acts Justified by Necessity' on 15 May 2018 at 11:00h. The event 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]


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.


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