Maandelijks archief: mei 2014

The decision of the European Court of Human Rights in Moor vs. Switzerland: towards a new modification of the prescription rules in personal injury cases?

Asbest-websiteAsbestos has become an important social issue on account of its massive industrial use in the past and the large number of victims as a result of their exposure to asbestos. But asbestos as a health risk has also led to great dynamism in the field of personal injury law and the rules of prescription. A joint blog by UCALL-researchers Evelien de Kezel and Marnix Hebly on a recent decision by the European Court of Human Rights in the asbestos-related case of Moor vs. Switzerland. Lees verder

Stott v Thomas Cook Tour Operators: A Rock and a hard place

airport-wheelchairOn 5 March 2014, the UK Supreme Court delivered a remarkable decision. It denied a passenger’s claim for damages from an airline for a violation of a fundamental right under Regulation (EC) No. 1107/2006 (the EC Disability Regulation) because the Montreal Convention 1999 prevented this. What does this decision mean for passengers who want to enforce their rights under this regulation? And what will the long-term backlash be for the Montreal Convention 1999? Lees verder