Details of Treaty No.079

European Convention on Civil Liability for Damage caused by Motor Vehicles
Title European Convention on Civil Liability for Damage caused by Motor Vehicles
Reference CETS No.079
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 14/05/1973  - Treaty open for signature by the member States and for accession by non-member States
Entry into Force  - 3 Ratifications.
Summary

The Convention introduces stricter liability on a European scale for keepers of vehicles with regard to victims of road accidents. This liability is no longer associated with the concept of "fault" but based on the principle of "risk" due to the very fact of driving the vehicle.

The primary objectives of the Convention are to improve the situation of victims of road accidents and to adopt a system acceptable to the majority of member States.


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