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The Global struggle towards affordable access to justice

The Global struggle towards affordable access to justice: Dutch baby steps towards a more open legal market  Written by Jos Hoevenaars, Erasmus University Rotterdam (postdoc researcher ERC project Building EU Civil Justice) In a global context of civil justice in crisis (Zuckerman) and a legal professional under pressure to adjust to the rapidly changing legal landscape (Susskind), […]

Call for Papers Brussels II-bis Recast (NIPR)

Call for Papers: Brussels II bis Recast The long-awaited revision of the Brussel II-bis Regulation has been finalized and the instrument enters into force on 1st August 2022. In anticipation of this event, the Dutch Journal of Private International Law (Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht – NIPR) wishes to invite researchers in the field of private international […]

Frontiers in Civil Justice – An Online Debriefing

Conference ‘Frontiers in Civil Justice’ held on 16 and 17 November 2020 (online) By Jos Hoevenaars & Betül Kas, Erasmus University Rotterdam (postdocs ERC consolidator project Building EU Civil Justice) As announced earlier on this blog, the Conference Frontiers in Civil Justice organized by the ERC team together with Ilja Tillema of Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam, took place […]

Annual research meeting Dutch ILA branch: International Law for a Digitised World

The ANNUAL MEETING OF THE ROYAL NETHERLANDS SOCIETY OF INTERNATIONAL LAW (ILA Dutch Branch) is online accessible on Friday 6 NOVEMBER 2020 (13:30 – 16:30 CET).    Over the decades, international law adapted in many ways to the quickly evolving, multi-facetted digital reality, and one of the central questions now is whether or not concepts and ideas developed […]

Conference Frontiers in Civil Justice 16-17 November 2020

As announced earlier on this blog, the Conference Frontiers in Civil Justice organized by the ERC team of Erasmus School of Law in Rotterdam, will take place on 16 and 17 November 2020. The conference addresses four key issues in civil justice, which require a deeper and renewed reflection in light of their contribution of facilitating […]

Five research positions Erasmus School of Law

School of Law (Erasmus University Rotterdam) is recruiting five researchers (two postdocs, two PhDs and one parttime associate/endowed/full professor) for the research project Affordable Access to Justice: towards sustainable cost and funding mechanisms for civil litigation in Europe.  This five year project is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), and led by […]

Mass Litigation in Times of Corona and Developments in the Netherlands

By Jos Hoevenaars and Xandra Kramer, Erasmus University Rotterdam (postdoc and PI ERC consolidator project Building EU Civil Justice, Erasmus University Rotterdam) Introduction As is illustrated in a series of blog posts on this website, the current pandemic also has an impact on the administration of justice and on international litigation. As regards collective redress, […]