European Tort Law as a New Field of Research: lecture with Ken Oliphant
Jul 12, 2012, 12:30pm-2pm
Ken Oliphant, director, Institute for European Tort Law
This presentation will explain the various meanings that can be attached to the term "European Tort Law", introduce the key players involved in research into the topic, and place this research in the context of broader efforts to harmonise private law in the EU. "Harmonisation" itself can mean various things, as will also be explored in the presentation. The subject matter to be addressed will include tort liability provisions in existing EU law, the award of compensation by way of "just satisfaction" under the European Convention on Human Rights, and the rival proposals for a harmonised tort law in the future (specifically, the Principles of European Tort Law, and the Draft Common Frame of Reference). More generally, the presentation will explore the challenges facing researchers in this area, and the potential rewards to be won, with reference to current and recently concluded projects conducted by the Institute for European Tort Law.
Ken Oliphant is director of the Institute for European Tort Law of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, on extended leave from the University of Bristol where he is professor of Tort Law. He has also held faculty positions at King’s College London (1988-99) and Cardiff University (1999-2006). He has written extensively in the fields of English and European tort law and compensation for incapacity. He is the joint author of Tort Law: Text & Materials, 4th edn, Oxford University Press, 2010 (with Mark Lunney) and Torts, 4th edn, Palgrave MacMillan, 2011 (with Alastair Mullis), general editor of the practitioners’ reference work Tort Law (2nd edn, 2007) in the Butterworths Common Law Series, and editor of Aggregation and Divisibility of Damage (2009), Tort and Insurance Law, vol 26.
|Location:||2027 Osgoode Hall Law School|
|Sponsor:||Osgoode Hall Law School|
|Posted by:||Jody-Ann Rowe-Butler|