Upcoming Juristenrunde: French Tort Law Facing Reform

The Institute of European Tort Law and the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law cordially invite the public to a lecture by Philippe BRUN (Professor at the University of Savoy, Director of CDPPOC) and Christophe QUÉZEL-AMBRUNAZ (Maître de conférences at the Université de Grenoble). Both are researchers at the Groupe de Recherche Européen sur la Responsabilité Civile et l'Assurance (European Group for Researches on Tort and Insurance Law, GRERCA) which was set up following the observation that French tort law is only marginally present in the European drafts for reform, such as PETL and the DCFR. Today, several national projects seek to reform national law as national statutes on this matter are two hundred years old, and the case law is prolific and confusing.

The work of GRERCA involves a comparison of national and European projects and national positive law. The aim of this lecture is to highlight some aspects of this research, such as the place of fault liability in tort, the concept of protected interests, liability for things in one’s custody, the definition of causation, etc. For further information on GRERCA’s activities see: http://grerca.univ-rennes1.fr/

The lecture will take place on Wednesday, 29 February 2012 at 5 pm. Participation is free of charge. Please register your intention to attend with Ms Akbal at ectil@ectil.org.

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