ELI Conference European Rules of Civil Procedure
Jos Hoevenaars was interviewed for the Dutch magazine for the legal profession ‘Het Advocatenblad’ about his insight into the experiences of lawyers who find themselves litigating before the European Court of Justice after their case is referred though a reference for a preliminary ruling. In the interview (freely translated: ‘Court of Justice? Experience Needed!’) he discusses his empirical research among Dutch lawyers and paints a picture of generally overwhelmed professionals scrambling for assistance among EU law scholars, while making the best of their opportunity to plead before the ECJ, often in opposition to a group of well-trained EU law experts appearing on behalf of intervening Member States. His work on the reference procedure highlight the inequality in representation before the ECJ and its potential negative impact on the Court’s caselaw and its national consequences.
Published: November 28, 2018
On 27 November 2018, Xandra Kramer gave a brief presentation on the work of the Structure working group of the ELI-Unidroit project on European Rules of Civil Procedure. The work of this group is to consolidate the drafts of the different working groups in this project and to ensure the combined efforts result in a coherent set of European rules on ciil procedure.
This two-day conference in Trier was jointly organized by the European Law Institute and the European Law Institute to discuss topical issues and ongoing work of the project.