Jos Hoevenaars joins Vici ‘Affordable Justice’ team

On 1 November 2023, Jos Hoevenaars re-joined Erasmus School of Law after completing a one-year research project at the Dutch Council for the Judiciary which focused on questions of effectiveness of judgments in the Dutch legal system (report available early 2024). Previously, he was part of our ERC ‘Building EU civil justice’ team, where his research focused mainly on (self)representation in court and access to justice in a cross-border context. In 2022, he was the executive project manager for a study commissioned by the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security and its Research and Documentation Centre (WODC) that looked into the usefulness and necessity of a litigation fund for collective actions in the Netherlands (Dutch report available here, English book forthcoming).

The coming years he will strengthen the Vici ‘Affordable Access to Justice’ team, focusing on costs and funding of collective actions, and he will develop a new line of research in the area of strategic litigation in which he will investigate the collective and representative action field from a legal mobilisation perspective. He will also play a role in the setting up of a European Civil Justice Centre.


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Published: October 11, 2023

We are currently hosting Johannes Nickl as a guest researcher at our team and Erasmus School of Law for a period of three week. Johannes is writing his doctoral thesis on third party litigation funding in collective redress at Heidelberg University.

What brings him to Rotterdam? “As I am exploring the topic of my thesis on a comparative basis, Erasmus School of Law and Xandra Kramer’s group was the natural choice to learn more about third party litigation funding in collective redress in general and the situation in the Netherlands in particular. Although I’ve been here only for a week, I’ve already gathered plenty of new insights and had many fruitful and inspiring discussions. The conference with its wide range of distinguished experts as speakers and panelists surely will be another highlight I’m already looking forward to!”