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7th annual Civil Justice Council National Forum on access to justice for those without means

On invitation Jos Hoevenaars attended the 7th annual Civil Justice Council National Forum on access to justice for those without means taking place in London on 7 December 2018. The full day forum brought together members from across the British advice and pro bono sector, courts and tribunals, government, the legal profession, universities (UK and abroad), charities, foundations and institutions to discuss the current state of the legal aid sector in the jurisdictions of the United Kingdom. The day saw some 20 different speakers as well as several in-depth breakout session in which divergent subjects such as funding, technology, the need for data collection and analysis, and the intersection between legal needs and mental health were discussed among the over 200 participants in more detail.

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Published: September 1, 2018

This summer Georgia Antonopoulou (ERC PhD candidate) and Priskila Penasthika attended the Hague Academy courses on Private International Law. Expanding over three weeks, the summer courses consisted of lectures given by ‘great’ names of public and private international law. While Prof. Ruth Okediji from Harvard Law School captivatingly lectured on the international aspects of intellectual property law, Prof. Marc-Philippe Weller from Heidelberg University unraveled the ‘tripartite’ method of international private law. In addition, during the PhD meetings, Georgia and Priskila introduced their research to fellow participants and exchanged ideas on their topics. Last but not least, Georgia and Priskila enjoyed the international environment of the summer courses where students, legal practitioners and academics from more than 100 countries gathered under the roof of the historic Peace Palace.