The Future of Harmonization of Civil Procedure in Europe
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.
Published: October 8, 2018
On 4 October, Xandra Kramer gave a presentation on the future of the harmonization of civil procedure in Europe at the European Civil Procedure Conference in Milan. She discussed the overriding aims of EU Civil Justice (improving access to justice), the dangers of the multi-regulatory system, the interaction between national and European civil procedure, ongoing harmonization project (including the ELI-Unidroit Rulesl of European Civil Procedure), and the big challenges in the harmonization of civil procedure in Europe, including the question of how far Europeanization can and should go.