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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: March 20, 2019

On 18-19 March 2019, Xandra, Emma and Alexandre participated in the ADR/ODR conference organised at Wolfson College, Oxford. The event gathered key stakeholders of the European ADR/ODR community, including representatives of several EU ombudsmen, academics and policy experts. Alexandre presented the latest developments on ADR in France. Xandra and Alexandre took part in a panel on policy and research issues, focusing among others on the interaction between courts and ADR/ODR and strenghtening of the quality of consumer ADR.