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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: February 5, 2020

Xandra Kramer presented at a Summer School on New trends in European Civil Procedure and the ELI-Unidroit Model Rules that took place in Vitória, Brazil, from 3-5 February 2020. Her key note focused on the mission, general principles and prospective of the ELI-Unidroit European Rules of Civil Procedure, which are expected be adopted this year. Commentators were Profs. Antonio do Passo Cabral (UERF) and Ricardo Gueiros (UFES). This Summer School was organized by Profs. Hermes Zaneti jr. (UFES) and Antonio Cabral, and hosted by the Federal University of Espírito Santo. Other key notes speakers were Prof. Remco van Rhee (Maastricht University) and Alan Uzelac (University of Zagreb). Our stay in Vitória was kindly hosted by Prof. Hermes Zaneti.