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Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Shestak & Shiryaev on Accidents Involving Self-Driving Cars

Viktor Shestak and Artur Shiryaev (Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) and MGIMO University) have posted Criminal Liability for Accidents Involving Self-Driving Cars: The German Experience (Technology of the XXI century in jurisprudence: Materials of The Second International Scientific-Practical Conference (22 May 2020). Yekaterinburg: Ural State Law University) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:
The paper deals with the issues of criminal liability for accidents involving driver-less cars under German law. Authors give the definition of a driver-less car under the law of Germany; analyze the circle of persons brought to criminal responsibility for crimes committed with the use of a driver-less car. The issues of criminal liability of a driver-less car manufacturer are considered separately.

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