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Fellowship posted by Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research (10/11/2012 02.25)

Causation in Tort Law

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The research project aims to study the problem of causation it tort law, its nature and its most recent developments. A particular attention must be paid to the idea, recently adopted by the Principles of European Tort Law, according to which, under certain circumstances, an activity can be «regarded as a cause to the extent corresponding to the likelihood that it may have caused the victim’s damage». Such a principle, which is based on the concept of «likelihood of causal contribution», is still far from being commonly accepted and is subject to a wide variety of potential criticism. The research aims to explore such a principle, its practical implications and the impact that its adoption may produce on the tort legal systems both in Italy and abroad.

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Research Fields

Juridical sciences

Eligibility criteria

The public call with detailed attendance and selection rules (Art 4 and 6) can be found at:

Main requirements are:1) university degree awarded by Italian or foreign Universities recognized as equivalent - for the purposes of establishing the equivalence, candidates must provide the necessary documentation to enable the evaluating board to proceed with the qualification assessment; 2) scientific or professional curriculum suitable for conducting the research activity; 3) Ph.D. title (Art 2- par. 1).Further specific assessable qualifications (see Art. 6 - paragraph 6): 1) Proficiency in English

Selection process

The application form, signed in original, have to be: 1) submitted by means of the standard template that can be found at the above address; 2) supplied with the scientific-professional curriculum and proof of identity; 3) supplied with the list of publications and copies of them; 4) supplied with any further documents / certificates / self-certification foreseen by Art. 4; 5) sent by post service (no e-mail, no website) in original paper copy to the Department of interest (see Art. 4). The candidate selection will take place on the basis of the documented qualifications and a personal interview, completed by a test concerning the knowledge of one or more foreign languages (Art. 6 - par. 1)

Programme Description
Eligible destination country/ies for fellowsItaly
Eligibility of fellows: country/ies of residenceAll
Eligibility of fellows: nationality/iesAll
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Career StageExperienced researcher or 4-10 yrs (Post-Doc)
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Università degli Studi di Pavia

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Pavia - Italy
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