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Agenda of the 2nd Meeting and 2nd Academic Conference of the World Tort Law Society 2015-09-16
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2nd Meeting and 2nd Academic Conference

 of the World Tort Law Society

September 16 - 20, 2015, in Vienna, Austria

Organized by the World Tort Law Society (WTLS)

 

In Collaboration with:

Research Center for Civil and Commercial Jurisprudence of Renmin University of China; European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL); Institute for European Tort Law (ETL), Austria

 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Arrivals

 

European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law and Institute of European Tort Law,

Reichsratsstrasse 17/2, 1010 Vienna

 

18:00               Meeting of the Executive Committee

                                                                                    Topics:

I.        Previous workprocedure and possibilities

for improvement

II.      Timetable for W 01 and W 02

 

19:30               Dinner (details to be advised)


Thursday, September 17, 2015

St. Michael’s Monastery, Summer Refectory, Habsburgergasse 12, 1010 Vienna

 

09:00       Working Session Product Liability

around 10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

 

                                    Chair: Jean-Sébastien Borghetti

                                    Introductory Statement: Helmut Koziol

                                    Topics:

I.        Reasons for strict liability

Warranty and reliance as bases for strict Product Liability?

Enterprise liability as a sufficient reason for strict Product Liability?

The interplay of the criteria of dangerousness of industrial mass production, the idea of supplementary liability and the idea of risk community as a sufficient bases for strict Product Liability?

II.      Defenses

Development risk defence?

III.    Scope of application

Strict liability for services?

Strict liability for immovable?

Protection of the innocent bystander?

12:30         Lunch Break

13:45               Working Session Product Liability

 

                                    Chair: SO Jae-Seon

15:45               End of the Working Session

 

Austrian Ministry of Justice (Palais Trautson), Festive Hall, Museumstrasse 7, 1070 Vienna

 

16:30         Public Conference: Product Liability

 

                                    Chairs: Mark Lunney and YANG Zhen

For the programme please see the the separate documentation that has been provided previously .

19:30         End of the Conference

19:30         Reception

 

Friday, September 18, 2015

St. Michael’s Monastery, Summer Refectory, Habsburgergasse 12, 1010 Vienna

 

09:00       Working Session Road Traffic Accidents

around 10:45 – 11:00 Coffee Break

 

                                    Chair: Bruce Feldthusen

                                    Introductory Remarks: Ernst Karner

Topics: Discussion of the Questionnaire on Road Traffic Accidents

I.         Short overview

II.       The various compensation systems

III.    Interplay of the compensation systems

IV.     Prescription

V.       International law of conflicts

VI.     Data about accidents and claiming

VII.  Assessment of the current system and the need for reform

12:30         Lunch Break

13:30                     Working Session Road Traffic Accidents

 

                                    Chair: CHEN Jung-Lung

Topics: Discussion of the Cases on Road Traffic Accidents

I.        Case 1 and its Variations

II.      Case 2

III.    Case 3 and its Variation

IV.    Further suggestions for Cases?

16:00               End of Working Session

 

16:00               General Assembly

 

Chair: Mike D. Green

Topic: General Discussion regarding the future work of the WTLS

17:00         End of the Meeting

 

18:45             Meet at Hotel Regina

19:00                     Dinner (details to be advised)


 

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Full Day Excursion to the Wachau Valley

 

08:45         Meet at Hotel Regina

20:00         Back at Hotel Regina

 

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Departures

 

Optional for participants that have flights later on that day:

Half Day Sightseeing in Vienna

 

08:45               Meet at Hotel Regina

12:00               End of Sightseeing Tour

 

 

Accommodation:


Hotel Regina

Rooseveltplatz 15, 1090 Vienna

Tel.: 0043/1/404 460 Fax: 0043/1/408 8392

regina@kremslehnerhotels.at, www.kremslehnerhotels.at


 

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