Tort law interacts strongly with public regulations. Is the breach of statutory duty in itself a sufficient basis for liability? Does the fact that some acts are allowed by a permit issued by public agencies exempt the executors of such acts from liability altogether? These questions and similar problems on the borderline between tort and regulatory law serve as the basis for in-depth reports by several scholars specialised in this field.
Hence, a new volume in ECTIL's series "Tort and Insurance Law" have been published in Co-operation with the Research Unit for European Tort Law (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna): W.H. van Boom/M. Boom/C. Kissling (eds.), Tort and Regulatory Law (2007) systematically analysing the interaction of administrative law and tort law. The focus is, in particular, on safety regulations and provisions aimed at environmental protection.
This volume contains contributions on the legal aspects of tort and regulatory law in 9 countries of the European Union as well as from Norway, Switzerland and the USA. Moreover, three special reports on the perspectives of administrative and regulatory law as well as of the insurance perspective and an economic analysis are included. The results are summarised in a comparative analysis, followed by conclusions.