The Institute regularly holds public lectures or 'Juristenrunden' which act as a forum for both ETL staff as well as invited and visiting scholars to present on a wide range of topics. All are welcome to attend these lectures. If you need further information on doing so please contact etl@oeaw.ac.at.

 26 April 2017, 11:00 - Tamir Boldbaatar (National University of Mongolia)
The Development of Tort Law in Mongolia

There are 3 key developmental stages of tort law in Mongolia: a) before the 1921 revolution; b) the socialist period (1921–1992); and c) the modern period (since 1992). During the socialist period, the law was silent on the availability of moral damages. In 1992, there was a big change in Mongolia as a new Constitution was adopted. The purpose of the new Constitution was to strengthen the independence and sovereignty of the nation as well as to aspire towards the supreme objective of building a humane, civil and democratic society. As a result of the reform, several changes have occurred in the economic, political, social, cultural and legal frameworks. Mongolia adopted a series of laws addressing specific aspects of civil law. For instance, the new Civil Code, which was adopted in 1994, seems to permit the awarding of moral damages but at the same time provides that they are only recoverable (in monetary damages) in exceptional circumstances. In most cases, moral damages still cannot be awarded therefore. Mental suffering is generally considered ‘time-sensitive’ and cannot be repaired and therefore, it cannot be compensated. The presentation will detail both the history and development of tort law in Mongolia and outline the need for further development in certain areas, in particular, product liability.

The event will take place at the Institute's premises. If you would like to attend please register with ectil@ectil.org.

3 May 2017, 11:00 - Bernhard Burtscher (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Haftung bei Multiorganschaft

Häufig übernimmt eine natürliche Person gleichzeitig Organfunktionen in mehreren juristischen Personen. Obwohl das Gesetz solche Multiorganschaften erlaubt, sind dabei Interessenkonflikte vorprogrammiert. Dies rückt die persönliche Haftung des Mehrfachmandatars ebenso ins Rampenlicht wie die – in Lehre und Rechtsprechung seit jeher umstrittene – Haftung der hinter diesem stehenden juristischen Person. Der Vortrag versucht, anhand verschiedener Fallgruppen ein differenziertes Haftungskonzept zu entwerfen.