Presentation at the ELI Annual Conference in Riga
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: September 10, 2018
On 6 September, Xandra Kramer gave a presentation on the ELI/Unidroit Rules of European Civil Procedure at the Annual Conference of the European Law Institute in Riga. She gave an overview of the work and progress of the Structure group that has the task to compile the drafts of the working groups, to ensure coherence and to fill gaps.