A number of guest researchers visited the Institute during Spring 2013.
From the University of Tartu (Estonia), Dr Janno Lahe, Docent of Civil Law, and Leonid Tolstov, a doctoral candidate and law-firm partner, arrived on 18 March, giving a presentation on fault in Estonian tort law to commence their research stays of respectively ten days and three weeks.
Professors Xie Hongfei and Yu Min from the Chinese Academy of Sciences (China) stayed as guests of the Centre from 30 March for approximately three weeks. Preceding her attendance at the Annual Conference on European Tort Law, Maria Inês de Oliveira Martins, Assistente at the Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra (Portugal) visited the Centre to pursue research in the first week of April.
The Institute also acted as host to Prof Jenny Steele of the University of York (UK) from 11-19 April, in the course of which Prof Steele gave a presentation on her research relating to the tort-crime boundary in the context of road traffic accidents.
Lastly, Francesca Lotta, a Ph.D. student from the Catholic University of Piacenza (Italy), commenced a two-month stay at the Institute in the middle of April, pursuing comparative legal research on the liability of certification agencies.
4/22/2013 10:10:11 AM | 0 comments
An inaugural conference will be held on Thursday 6 June by the University of Copenhagen Centre for Enterprise Liability in connection with its newly founded research unit on private-public enterprise liability. The topic is Long Term Contracts - Private and Public Law Perspectives. The conference has been organised by the Director of the Centre, our friend and colleague Vibe Ulfbeck. For further details, see http://jura.ku.dk/virksomhedsansvar/english/calendar/long-term-contracts/
4/15/2013 10:47:06 AM | 0 comments
The European Group on Tort Law (EGTL) convened on 7–8 April 2013 to continue its deliberations on the ongoing topic of Public Authority Liability. It also commenced its third project since reunification, The Borderlines of Tort Law, led by Prof Dr Miquel Martin-Casals.
This was followed by a Conference on 9 April 2013, Public Authority Liability in Comparative Perspective. Both Meeting and Conference, which took place in Graz, were made possible by the generous auspices of das Land Steiermark. The Group would like to express its gratitude towards it and the Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz University which secured the funding. In particular, praise is due to o Univ-Prof Dr iur Monika Hinteregger and her very capable staff for the warm hospitality extended to the Group and its Guests.
4/15/2013 10:31:55 AM | 0 comments
This lecture will take place at the European Centre for Tort and Insurance Law by Jenny Steele on Tuesday, 16. April 10 am.
The paper reflects work in progress with Professor Rob Merkin (University of Exeter).
Abstract: In what ways do insurance, and insurance law, help to shape the relationship between tort and crime? This paper considers such questions with a particular focus on road traffic liability and liability insurance in the UK. In particular, the paper explores the role of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), first established in 1946 and operating through agreements with the UK government to provide compensation for those injured by the torts of uninsured and untraced drivers. Inherently the MIB deals with the tort-crime boundary, and seeks to reduce uninsured driving as part of its mission. The paper compares compensatory responses in both civil and criminal proceedings, and contemplates the continuing role of personal responsibility in the context of the compulsory insurance regime, with particular reference to the role of the MIB and recent developments in the courts.
4/15/2013 10:14:41 AM | 0 comments
An inaugural conference will be held on Thursday 6 June 2013 by the University of Copenhagen Centre for Enterprise Liability in connection with its newly founded research unit on private-public enterprise liability. The topic is Long Term Contracts - Private and Public Law Perspectives. The conference has been organised by the Director of the Centre, our friend and colleague Vibe Ulfbeck.
For further details, see http://jura.ku.dk/virksomhedsansvar/english/calendar/long-term-contracts/
4/13/2013 6:59:02 PM | 0 comments