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Interview Jos Hoevenaars in ‘Het Advocatenblad’

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.

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Published: May 29, 2018

Xandra Kramer gave two presentations at a conference on Harmonization of Civil Procedure in Europe in Dubrovnik on 28 and 29 May 2018. 

The first one focused on the EU civil justice agenda and the ELI-Unidroit project on European Rules of Civil Procedure as a model for Europe. The second presentation discussed the work on provisional measures within this project and its potential for a European approach to provisional relief in the national and cross-border context.