Categorie: State liability

Guest lecture in Trento on tort law in a European context in

29 March I had the honour of giving a lecture at the University of Trento, Italy. I met a very enthusiastic crowd of students, who came well prepared to the talk and eager to engage in fundamental questions around the concept of tort law and the role of the European Union in its development. The lecture was part of the course on Foundations of Private Law from an EU perspective within the programme of CEILS

Climate Change Liability

Guest lecture Prof. Marc Loth This week Marc Loth, Professor of Tort Law at Tilburg Law School, offers his account of the development of climate change liability. Climate change indeed is one of the global challenges for tort law. While in the US several of such liability claims were brought to the courts,they all have failed. At a moment when everyone in favor of climate change liability had almost lost hope, the District Court of

EU liable for delay in judicial procedures

General Court too slow in delivering judgements On January 10th, the General Court gave its first-ever damages award in the Gascogne case (T-577/14) for delayed proceedings within its own chambers. This decision was appealed by both the defendant (the EU) and the plaintiff (Gascogne). In the meantime, the Gascogne decision was confirmed by the Court’s rulings in Kendrion v. European Union (T-479/14 of 1 February 2017) and ASPLA v. European Union (T-40/15 of 17 February 2017). In