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Book New Pathways to Civil Justice is out

Our book New pathways to civil justice in Europe has just been published by Springer. It results from one of the international conferences organized by our ERC group (’Challenge accepted!’) and this one was particularly memorable. The book focuses on innovative pathways to civil justice with a view to improving access to justice. It encompasses the four key topics of the project: use of Artificial Intelligence and its interaction with judicial systems; ADR and ODR tracks in privatising justice systems; the effects of increased self-representation on access to justice; and court specialization and the establishment of commercial courts to counter the trend of vanishing court trials. Top academics and experts from Europe, the US and Canada address these topics in a critical and multidisciplinary manner, combining legal, socio-legal and empirical insights. More information and sales available at the Springer website. The Introductory chapter by the editors (Erasmus University Rotterdam) and the final chapter by Judith Resnik (Yale University) are available for free download.

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Published: November 15, 2018

On invitation Xandra Kramer participated in the Big Think on Justice, organized by the Knowledge Platform Security & Rule of Law, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and The Pathfinders’ Task Force on Justice, taking place in the Hague on 15 November 2018. This meeting gathered justice experts from civil society and justice institutions to provide input to a Task Force report 2019 aiming to improve access to justice for all at a global scale. She contributed to the session on Innovating and Investing in Justice. This focused on the solutions that people need, strengthening local delivery, system innovation and overcoming institutional barriers.