Welcome to EUROTORT, the first comprehensive database of European cases on tort law! This web-based research tool shall allow both researchers as well as practitioners to access the vast wealth of jurisprudence on tort law throughout Europe in a single language (English) and with a standardized index system. While there are of course national databases giving access to court cases, they are limited both by language and by focus, since they lack the cross-border perspective that only EUROTORT offers. With a single search string, the most important aspects of tort law can be researched either in any one of the jurisdictions covered, in a selection of countries or without geographical limitation. At present, the collection contains almost 1,500 decisions from 26 European countries, all categorized and indexed. You can search by jurisdiction, time period, keywords, full text, or a combination thereof. The materials stem from cases reported in the “Tort and Insurance Law Yearbook” series, co-published by the European Centre of Tort and Insurance Law (ECTIL) and the Research Unit for European Tort Law of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, as well as in the “Digest of European Tort Law” series of the latter institution. Further additions are being made continuously.
The cases have been selected by experts from each respective jurisdiction, who have also drafted the English texts presenting the facts of the case and an abstract of the decision.
Access to this database is limited, and you need individual user identification to log in. If you are interested in accessing this extensive collection of case law, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The start-up of this database was made possible with the support of the European Union under the Framework Programme for Judicial Cooperation in Civil Matters coordinated by the Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security of the European Commission.”