About the series

Principles of European Tort Law

The series Principles of European Tort Law of the European Group on Tort Law contributes to the advancement and harmonisation of tort law in Europe.

The Group’s members are leading academics from civil law, common law and mixed legal systems who believe that the advancement of European tort law is of major relevance to European citizens and the European economy. Publications in this series, edited by different members of the Group, illuminate and analyse the existing legal position on fundamental and topical issues of tort law on a national and European level, taking into account relevant theoretical and inter-disciplinary perspectives. A key feature of each publication will be the analysis of hypothetical cases, showing clearly in practical terms where jurisdictions diverge or converge.

It is envisaged that the series will culminate in the publication of an updated, revised and expanded version of the Principles of European Tort Law, building on the research and analysis contained in the earlier volumes of the series.

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Available volumes

  1. Prescription in Tort Law

    Publication date: August 14, 2020<
    Prescription in Tort Law
    748 pp. | paperback

    Prescription is a major legal defence that bars civil actions after the expiry of the prescription period on the claim. This book thoroughly examines the law of 16 selected jurisdictions and extensively analyses in comparative perspective the elements of prescription, their interrelations, and the policy considerations (including economic analysis). While the book focuses on prescription of tort claims the analysis, comparisons and conclusions...
  2. The Borderlines of Tort Law

    Publication date: August 29, 2019<
    The Borderlines of Tort Law
    846 pp. | paperback

    This volume explores how differences between tort and contract affect the foundations of liability, the nature and amount of the compensation, the extent of liability and whether defences and limitation periods corresponding to the distinct causes of action give rise to substantially different outcomes.
  3. The Liability of Public Authorities in Comparative Perspective
    888 pp. | paperback

    In recent decades, the liability of public authorities has been one of the main areas of development in tort law in Europe, with major reforms implemented or considered at a national level, and a steady stream of major court decisions. During the same period, ‘Member State liability’ has also been recognised in the law of the EU, and the interplay of principles of national and EU law – and additionally the ‘just satisfaction’ jurisprudence of ...
  4. European Product Liability

    Publication date: August 2, 2016<
    European Product Liability
    706 pp. | paperback

    European Product Liability is the result of an extensive international research project funded by the Polish National Science Centre. It brings together experienced scholars associated with the European Group on Tort Law (EGTL) and the European Research Group on Existing EC Private Law (Acquis Group).