New Comparative Obligations Law Project: Misconduct in Tort

Next week sees an event to launch a new comparative project in the field of obligations law, a study on Misconduct in European Tort Law. The project is being sponsored by the European Centre for Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL), and the event is a conference at Bocconi University in Milan.

Over the next 2 years the project’s contributors will be studying how the legal systems of the EU countries address the issue of ‘misconduct’ in their tort/delict laws. The intended outcome of the project will be the third volume in a series entitled the ‘Digest of European Tort Law’ (the previous volumes were on the topics of (i) Causation and (ii) Damage).

A further report will follow on the proceedings of the Conference, and on what reflections Scottish lawyers might have on the way we address misconduct in our law (largely dealt with by reference to the idea of ‘culpa’, wrongful conduct, and its relationship to the infringement of various interests protected in the law) in the light of European approaches to the subject.

A poster of the Conference speakers may be accessed here: Poster