Dr. Sirko Harder

Dr. Sirko Harder is a reader at the University of Sussex, UK.

His research interests focus upon two main areas. One is the law of obligations, comprising of contract, tort and unjust enrichment. He is particularly interested in remedies for civil wrongs, and in comparing the law of different jurisdictions. A major publication of his in the area of civil remedies is the monograph Measuring Damages in the Law of Obligations: The Search for Harmonised Principles (Hart, 2010).


The other main area of his research interests is private international law (or conflict of laws). He is particularly interested in those rules of private international law that are relevant to international commercial transactions. He has published a number of journal articles in this area.


He is currently examining the assessment of damages for personal injury and death.