Three Liability Regimes for Artificial Intelligence – Algorithmic Actants, Hybrids, Crowds (Bloomsbury 2022), by Anna Beckers and Gunther Teubner 

Who is liable when autonomous digital systems are going astray and causing significant damage? Who should bear the consequences when algorithmic interaction on financial markets causes so-called flash crashes? Who is responsible when robo-advisors give wrong advice for investment decisions? And how should liability be determined when machines interact so closely with humans that it … Continue reading Three Liability Regimes for Artificial Intelligence – Algorithmic Actants, Hybrids, Crowds (Bloomsbury 2022), by Anna Beckers and Gunther Teubner 

Is the German Law of Torts prepared for climate disruption?, by P Semmelmayer

With the case of Lliuya v RWE AG, the question of the extent to which climate change and tort law are “compatible” has also reached Germany. In the following, I want to take up this question – which I have recently examined in detail – and address it specifically with regard to private companies and … Continue reading Is the German Law of Torts prepared for climate disruption?, by P Semmelmayer

Comparative Law of Obligations (Edward Elgar 2021), by Dario Moura Vicente

Albeit universally known, the concept of Law of Obligations is far from being a unitary one in the various legal traditions. This book provides a comparative overview of the fundamental sources of obligations across national borders: contracts, unilateral legal transactions, torts, negotiorum gestio and unjust enrichment. These institutions form the core of the Law of … Continue reading Comparative Law of Obligations (Edward Elgar 2021), by Dario Moura Vicente

Comparative Tort Law – Global Perspectives (Edward Elgar 2021), by Mauro Bussani and Anthony Sebok

Common questions This book is an edited collection of twenty-four essays aiming to provide a framework for reflection and analysis about tort law and its recent developments in ‘Western’ and ‘non-Western’ legal systems. The fixed point that guided the selection of authors and topics in the book is the idea that tort is a concept … Continue reading Comparative Tort Law – Global Perspectives (Edward Elgar 2021), by Mauro Bussani and Anthony Sebok

COMPARATIVE TORTS: DISCUSSION AROUND MARKESINIS’S GERMAN LAW OF TORTS BY B.S. MARKESINIS, J. BELL AND A. JANSSEN – Report

On 29th and 30th March 2021, the British Association of Comparative Law organised two webinars entitled respectively Comparative Torts: Liability for Emerging Technologies and Comparative Torts: Liability for Ecological Harm. The 2019 fifth edition of Markesinis’ magisterial German Law of Torts (1986), by John Bell and André Janssen, is an ideal and indispensable source of … Continue reading COMPARATIVE TORTS: DISCUSSION AROUND MARKESINIS’S GERMAN LAW OF TORTS BY B.S. MARKESINIS, J. BELL AND A. JANSSEN – Report

Vicarious Liability in the Common Law World, by Paula Giliker

Vicarious liability, that is strict liability imposed on one party for the torts of another, remains controversial.  If the role of tort law is to make one party accountable to another for his or her wrongful and harmful behaviour, why should one party (usually an employer) be held strictly liable for the torts of another … Continue reading Vicarious Liability in the Common Law World, by Paula Giliker

Codification, Consolidation, Restatement? How Best to Systemise the Modern Law of Tort, by Paula Giliker

Tort law (or la responsabilité extra-contractuelle, Delikt, la responsabilidad extracontractual … in civil law) represents a dynamic part of private law. In setting out rules of fault and strict liability, tort law is expected to respond to social and economic change. This requires it to reflect social mores and be flexible enough to respond to innovation (for … Continue reading Codification, Consolidation, Restatement? How Best to Systemise the Modern Law of Tort, by Paula Giliker

Comparative Torts: Discussion around Markesinis’s German Law of Torts by B.S. Markesinis, J. Bell and A. Janssen

The British Association of Comparative Law warmly invites you to two webinars on Comparative Torts: Liability for Emerging Technologies and Comparative Torts: Liability for Ecological Harm on 29th and 30th March 2021. The 2019 fifth edition of Markesinis’ magisterial German Law of Torts (1986), by John Bell and André Janssen, is an ideal and indispensable … Continue reading Comparative Torts: Discussion around Markesinis’s German Law of Torts by B.S. Markesinis, J. Bell and A. Janssen

Serial Health Risks and Civil Liability: A Comparative Study of French and English Law, by Emmanuelle Lemaire

Abstract Serial health risks are increasing in occurrence and have the capacity to affect large numbers of people living in different countries. Thalidomide, contaminated blood, Diethylstilboestrol (DES), asbestos and Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE) are among some of the most well-known examples of serial health risks damaging human lives, but the recent Covid-19 outbreak reminds us … Continue reading Serial Health Risks and Civil Liability: A Comparative Study of French and English Law, by Emmanuelle Lemaire

Reasons and Context in Comparative Law: Workshop to mark the retirement of Professor John Bell

The Centre for European Legal Studies (Cambridge) kindly sponsored a Comparative law workshop in honour of John Bell, who is retiring in September 2019. The workshop, which was organised by Dr Turenne, was a small gathering of colleagues and former students from Australia, Chile, France, the Netherlands, the USA in addition to colleagues and former … Continue reading Reasons and Context in Comparative Law: Workshop to mark the retirement of Professor John Bell