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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 30, 2018

On Thursday 29 November in Trier (Germany), Alexandre Biard presented latest policy discussions on ADR/ODR and collective redress in the EU to more than 50 judges and prosecutors coming from all over Europe. This took place in the context of the event ‘consumer protection within Europe – the role of the national judge when applying consumer rights and Law’, jointly organised by the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the Academy of European Law (ERA).