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Legal Implications of Third Party Liability for the European Security Industry

This project is part of an overall study which aims to investigate the impact of existing third party liability and regulatory structures on the Security Industry, broadly conceived, within Europe. The study as a whole aims to form the foundation for policy suggestions that would further develop or re-cast the relevant structures.

To this end, as part of the new co-operation agreement ECTIL and the University of Graz, Professors Monika Hinteregger (Graz), Helmut Koziol (ECTIL) and Ken Oliphant (ECTIL) are leading part of the study which investigates the current situation regarding liability in the national legal systems of 7 EU Member States - UK, Sweden, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland and Spain, drawing particular attention to any innovative or unique solutions in each jurisdiction. Resulting comparative conclusions will be used to develop a set of draft proposals for regulating the Security Industry throughout Europe. Other parts of the study aim to investigate the relevant international or EU law regimes, the regime put in place by the US Safety Act and the situation in other analogous industries.

The study as a whole is being carried out on behalf of the European Commission by the University of Maastricht, Faculty of Law, METRO (Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research), in collaboration with the law firm Hunton & Williams and ECTIL.

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