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Participation to Seminar in Barcelona

Carlota Ucín was invited to participate in a Seminar organised at the University of Barcelona on the topic: Consumer rights and housing, financing and dispute resolution. Her talk ‘Las formas del litigio de interés público y la tutela de los consumidores’ (The shapes of public interest litigation and the effective protection of consumers), focused on the characteristics of public interest litigation in the Global South, the reasons that can explain its evolution and the shapes it adopted in the Argentinean experience. She proposed the importance of applying the ‘public interest approach’ in order to facilitate access to justice of consumers in general and in the cases of housing claims in particular. This debate became particularly timely due to the discussion in Spain of a draft regulation related to the improvement of efficiency in civil procedures.

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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.