Call for Papers “Torts Law Reform in Asia and Beyond” 13 May 2022

The world is going through a period of rapid changes and serious upheaval. The law of torts (or civil wrongs) provides mechanisms to maintain social standards and redress wrongdoing. While torts law must go with the times to maintain its vitality and relevance, adaptation is notoriously difficult and sometimes lagging behind social, economic or cultural developments.
To provide a platform for exchange on these issues, the CCTL Obligations Lab Asia at CUHK LAW will hold an online conference on “Torts Law Reform in Asia and Beyond” on Friday, 13 May 2022, 2 to 7:30pm (Hong Kong time). The conference explores how jurisdictions in Asia and beyond, both through case law and statutory reform, respond to the constant need to keep civil liability rules up-to-date.
Examples of topics that could be explored:

  • Torts law and Covid-19
  • Statutory torts law reform
  • Civil wrongs in new codifications
  • Reform of specific torts law doctrines
  • Torts law and artificial intelligence
  • Comparative torts law
  • Empirical research into torts law
  • Torts law reform in the classroom
    The conference is directed at emerging as well as established scholars and practitioners of private law in Asia and beyond. To express your interest in presenting at the conference, please send a draft title, an abstract (between 150-300 words) and a short bio with your affiliation (around 150 words) to the Obligations Law Asia at [email protected] by Friday, 31 December 2021.
    Decisions on the acceptance of paper proposals and the invitation to present at the conference will be communicated by 31 January 2022.
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