Tort law and its regulatory functions in relation to new risks
PhD student: Mr B.T. Verdam
Promotors: E. Bauw, Prof E.R. de Jong, Mrs Prof J.A.W. van Zeben
Duration: 1/1/2020 - 31/12/2023
Increased attention is paid by legal scholars to a conception of tort law as a regulatory mechanism for health and environmental risks. This PhD research analyses this phenomenon from a doctrinal and theoretical perspective. It explores what place tort law could occupy in the regulatory ecosystem. In other words: what role can tort law fulfil as a regulatory instrument?