Maandelijks archief: juli 2022

Immaterial damages on the agenda of the 21th Annual Conference on European Tort Law

In the week after Easter, the most significant developments of the past year in the field of tort law in Europe were discussed in Vienna at the Annual Conference on European Tort Law, organized by the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) and the Institute for European Tort Law (ETL). Experts from across Europe present the highlights of their contributions to the Yearbooks European Tort Law, which are published yearly. One part of the report, each year, elaborates on  personal injury cases. UCALL members Emanuel van Dongen and Anne Keirse, represent the Netherlands. At the 21th Annual Conference on European Tort Law that took place in a hybrid form on 21-22 April 2022; the former spoke about an important case of 2021 from our country. We discussed the question of liability for immaterial damage in the Groningen earthquake cases as well evolutions in compensating immaterial harm. The topicality hereof was also shown by its particular attention in the comparative remarks on the second day of the conference. This blog also outlines the Dutch leading case as well as reflects upon the broader development regarding compensation for immaterial harm.

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