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Out now: Financing Collective Actions in The Netherlands

The book Financing Collective Actions in the Netherlands: Towards a Litigation Fund? has just been published (Eleven International Publishing 2024) and is available open access. The book is authored by the Rotterdam Vici team members Xandra Kramer and Jos Hoevenaars, and Ianika Tzankova and Karlijn van Doorn (both TilbUniversity). It is an English and updated version of a Study commissioned by the Dutch Research and Documentation Centre of the Ministry of Justice, published in September 2023. It discusses developments in Dutch collective actions from a regulatory perspective, including the implementation of the RAD, and contains a quantitative and qualitative analysis of cases that have been brought under the WAMCA. It examines funding aspects of collective actions from a regulatory, empirical and comparative perspective. It delves into different funding modes, including market developments in third party litigation funding, and addresses the question of the necessity, feasibility, and design of a (revolving) litigation fund for collective actions.

A launch event and webinar will take place on 3 July from 15-17.15 hrs CET. Registration for free here.

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Published: September 23, 2022

On September 1-2, 2022, Adriani Dori participated in the inaugural International Empirical Legal Studies (ELS) Conference organised by the ELS Academy and hosted by the Faculty of Law of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. The conference brought together over 150 empirical legal scholars from around the world, who were engaged, discussed, and presented their research results in the field of empirical legal research.

Adriani’s presentation, titled “Reforming Justice through the European Semester Process: An Empirical Analysis”, focused on the European Commission’s role in incentivising justice reforms within the framework of EU economic governance through the issuance of country-specific recommendations (CSRs). Using a comprehensive coding scheme developed in her research, Adriani presented empirical and statistical findings regarding variables such as the legal basis, content, recipients, and effectiveness of CSRs issued in the policy area of justice. Her insights shed light on the Commission’s policymaking strategy and Member States’ responsiveness to justice reform recommendations.

Preceding the official opening of the conference, the European Society for Empirical Legal Studies (ESELS) was founded, aiming to foster exchange among legal scholars engaged in empirical research across Europe.