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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: June 25, 2019

Xandra Kramer participated in the legal panel at the Annual Meeting of the Working Party on e-Law (e-Justice) of the European Council in Brussels on 24 June 2019. Thus meeting is part of the Multiannual European e-Justice Action Plan 2019-2023 that brings together representatives of the Member States, judiciaries and lawyers, with the aim to further develop e-justice. She discussed developments in the Netherlands and at the European level, as well as problems encountered in enhancing e-justice and views on the future. During lunch time the panellists discussed the most topical issues from a legal perspective to present to the joint panel of legal and technical experts and discuss with the audience.