The Institute for European Tort Law supports the so-called European Group on Tort Law in their efforts to draft the Principles of European Tort Law.

The Director of the Institute, Ken Oliphant as well as the former Director o. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Helmut Koziol, are both members of this Group.

The aim of the Group’s broadly-based comparative research is to create the foundation for discussing a future harmonisation of the law of tort in the European Union, above all with respect to a possible codification of European Private Law. Further, the Principles shall form a stimulus for both academics and practitioners and could serve as a guide for national legal systems, thereby leading to gradual legal harmonisation.
Not least, the present regulation of isolated tort law issues, which are at times themselves contradictory, requires a uniform concept common to the European Union.

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