Institute and Annual Conference Movie

Video_Teaser.pngProviding insight into the research performed at the Institute for European Tort Law, the short film also describes the most important event at the Institute – the Annual Conference on European Tort Law (ACET) [Watch Video] The full programme of the 17th Annual Conference is now available on the conference website.

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. For further information click here

New Publication: Digest of European Tort Law Vol III

digestIII_thumb.jpgThe 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. For more information click here.

New publication: 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. For more information click [here]

New WTLS publication: 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

wuea_thumb.jpgIn 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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