Dr Jordi Ribot is a professor of civil law and currently heads the Institute of European Private and Comparative Law at the University of Girona. His research has focused on the areas of personal and family law, as well as on tort law. In the field of family law, he is the author of the book Alimentos entre parientes y subsidiariedad de la protección social (1999) and articles and chapters in national and international works. This has allowed him to be part of the Academic Network Family Law. in Europe (FL-EUR). In the legislative field, he took part in the drafting the second book of the Civil Code of Catalonia, as a member of various working groups of the Observatory of Private Law of Catalonia (2003-2010). He currently belongs to the person and family section of the Codification Commission of Catalonia, a body attached to the Department of Justice of the Generalitat de Catalunya, which is responsible for adapting the Catalan Civil Code to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the persons with disability. In matters of civil liability, he has collaborated with the European Center on Tort and Insurance Law (Vienna) since 2004, and his main contributions are to the collective works Essential Cases on Natural Causation (2007), Essential Cases on Damage (2011) and Essential Cases on Misconduct (2018). His research interests include, among others, topics that reflect the interaction between private law remedies, such as maintenance or tortious claims, and other legal instruments serving the same purposes, such as social assistance benefits or no-fault compensation systems.
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