In April 2011, the European Group on Tort Law (EGTL) formally embarked on its second post-reunification project (State Liability) under the leadership of Ken Oliphant (Director of the Institute for European Tort Law (ETL)). State Liability will dominate the agenda of a further EGTL meeting to take place on 14–15 October 2011.
The later will be preceded by a conference hosted by ETL’s long-standing co-operation partner, the University of Geneva. The event, to be held on 13 October 2011, will be attended by nearly all the EGTL’s members and is open to the public. For further details and the programme (*.pdf), click [here]
The EGTL’s first post-reunification project Proportional Liability: Analytical and Comparative Perspectives, under the editorship of I Gilead/MD Green/BA Koch, is scheduled for publication in 2012.
8/12/2011 4:06:55 PM | 0 comments
On October 41, 4:30 pm the Symposium "Medienpolitik und Recht" organized by the Institute and the Commission for Comparative Media and Communication Studies
will take place at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Following on from the successful first series of seminars, this first installment of the second series will focus on questions concerning the legal implications of new forms of digital media such as WikiLeaks.
o.Univ.-Prof. Dr. Walter Berka
(University Salzburg), Dipl.-Inf. Constanze Kurz
(Press Officer of the Chaos Computer Club, CCC, Berlin; official expert of the Enquête-Commission ‘Internet and digital Society’ of the German Bundestag) and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Caja Thimm
(University Bonn) will discuss this theme from various perspectives.
[More information in German]
8/11/2011 9:55:16 AM | 0 comments
Two conferences of interest are being held in Oxford in September:
The first 'Inuria and the common law' (9-10 September) seeks to investigate in what respects the delict of iniuria overlaps with, fall short of or exceeds its modern counterparts in England, Scotland and South Africa; the differences and similarities between the analytical frameworks employed in the ancient and modern law; and, finally, the degree to which the Roman proto-delict points the way to future development or rationalisation in each of these three legal system.
More information can be found [here]
The second 'The Involvement of EU Law in Private Law Relationships' (28-29 September) sets out to examine how individuals become affected by the operation of EU law and its doctrines. At the substantive level we would like to establish where EU law intervenes in private law relationships and which instruments of EU law apply directly in national proceedings. At the constitutional level we would like to investigate the question of the appropriateness of EU law’s involvement in private law relationships and how this involvement could be normatively justified.
More information can be found [here]
8/3/2011 2:55:00 PM | 0 comments
Ten years on from the first book in the Tort and Insurance Law series, a new title revisits the evergreen topic of medical liability. This volume, covering 13 European jurisdictions, examines the continued expansion and development of this area. Alongside a detailed description of each system analysis of six hypothetical cases provides a picture of each system in action.
The jurisdictions covered are: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland.
These national reports are rounded off with a comparative analysis written by the volume's editor Prof Bernhard Koch.
More information from the publisher can be found [here]
7/22/2011 4:44:51 PM | 0 comments
It is with great regret that the Institute passes on the sad news of the death of Lord Rodger of Earlsferry, justice of the UK Supreme Court. Lord Rodger was one of the most respected Roman and comparative lawyers of his generation. The Institute was privileged to have his presence at the ECTIL 10th Anniversary celebrations where he spoke on the House of Lords' reliance on Roman and comparative law in its Fairchild
decision of 2002.
A full obituary can be read [here]
6/30/2011 1:41:11 PM | 0 comments