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Seminar ‘It Takes Two to Tango’

On June 13 and 14, Jos Hoevenaars joined a group of scholars working on the preliminary reference procedure of the EU legal system for an exchange of ideas and perspectives on the ‘dance’ between national courts and the Court of Justice of the EU. The seminar ‘It Takes Two to Tango’ and organised by the Radboud University of Nijmegen took place in Ede (the Netherlands) and brought together an interdisciplinary group of scholars with various empirical point(s) of view in terms of how national courts (do not) send references to the ECJ. Jos was invited to present his work on the ECJ and empirical insights into the preliminary reference procedure from the perspective of legal practitioners that have participated in these proceedings.

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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.