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Seminar on the Rome II Regulation held in cooperation with the Albanian School of Magistrates

Published: January 9, 2019
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hohloch together with the speakers from the School of Magistrates, Aida Bushati (left) and Erinda Meli
Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hohloch together with the speakers from the School of Magistrates, Aida Bushati (left) and Erinda Meli
Albania

The IRZ held a seminar on International Private Law on 19 and 20 December 2018 in partnership with the Albanian School of Magistrates. Fifteen judges and public prosecutors attended the seminar in Tirana to learn about the Rome II Regulation (non-contractual obligations).

Following a welcome speech by the Director of the School of Magistrates, Sokol Sadushaj, Aida Bushati described the current situation regarding International Private Law in Albania, which dates back to 1964. IRZ expert Prof. Dr. Gerhard Hohloch, an emeritus professor of International Private Law, amongst other subjects, at the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg, then provided an introduction to the Rome II Regulation, which came into force in 2009, and differentiated this from the other three Rome Regulations.

As the seminar continued, Aida Bushati gave a lecture on claims settlements for accidents in Albania involving foreigners, which was followed by Prof. Dr. Hohloch explaining the ECJ legislation regarding accidents abroad in court trials and Erinda Meli, the second speaker from the School of Magistrates, explaining Albanian practice regarding accidents abroad in court trials.

Together with Aida Bushati, on the second day Prof. Dr. Hohloch looked at claims arising from transnational unauthorised acts (environmental damage, unfair competition etc.). The seminar was rounded off with lectures on “Damage resulting from unjust enrichment and negotiorum gestio (management without authority)” and “Damage resulting from culpa in contrahendo (fault when concluding a contract).”

Further seminars will be held in future to deal with the conflict of law regulations (Rome I, Rome III and Rome IV). In the long term, the IRZ also aims to include the planned Regulations Rome V and Rome VI in the series of seminars.