Visiting Researcher Zilin Hao

We are currently hosting visiting researcher Zilin Hao, PhD researcher at Wuhan University, in January-June for a six-months research stay. She is working on her PhD thesis (Exclusive jurisdiction for cross-border litigation) and got LLM and LLB in Law (China University of Political Science and Law).

She presents herself: “My research interests focus on the fields of private international law and international civil procedure. Before I came to Rotterdam, I learned a lot from the publications of Prof. Xandra Kramer. Thus, I appreciate Professor Kramer, who integrated me into her research group. During my stay, Xandra Kramer and her team gave me warm welcome and care. Most
importantly, by participating biweekly academic seminar with professional
teammates, I can consider my thesis question from the comparative perspective of
European private international law and civil procedure law in a straight way.
I cherish this rare opportunity for an academic visit and look forward to learning more in the coming months.”


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Published: February 7, 2024

The ELI-Unidroit Model European Rules of Civil Procedure were adopted in 2020, published by Oxford University Press in 2021. The project evolved from an intensive collaboration of 45 scholars and practitioners starting in 2014. The ERCP is intended as rules of best practices that can serve as model for the European and national legislator. Xandra Kramer was involved in the project as reporter for the Working group on Provisional measures and co-reporter of the overarching Structure working group. On 5-6 February 2024 a conference took place in Vienna intended to discuss novel features of the Model Rules and to review the impact these Model Rules have had so far. Xandra chaired a panel dedicated to New technologies in civil procedure and enforcement. The Model Rules includes numerous references to digital communication, but since the adoption of these rules digital technology and its use in the judiciary and legal practice have rapidly expanded. Both the European Law Institute and Unidroit have continued their work in area, including ELI project on Digitalisation of Civil Justice Systems.