ELI – UNIDROIT Joint Project on Civil Procedure


The European Law Institute has announced its intention to explore whether to launch a joint project with UNIDROIT on European civil procedure building on the ALI – UNIDROIT Principles of Transnational Civil Procedure.

On 23 May, ELI representatives John Sorabji, Matthias Storme, Remo Caponi and Christiane Wendehorst attended a meeting in Rome kindly hosted by UNIDROIT.

The meeting focused on the development of a joint project between the ELI and UNIDROIT in cooperation with the American Law Institute (ALI) on the topic of European Civil Procedure.

This meeting enabled various parties of this joint venture to dicuss the scope and aims of the project, ahead of a workshop to be held on 18-19 October where ALI representatives will also be present.

The productive meeting resulted in a draft agenda for October‘s workshop. It is hoped that the two day event, which will feature a public conference and an expert seminar, will see plans and targets officially established.

The seminar on 19 October will only be open to those invited, but any ELI Fellows who are interested in this field should register their interest with the Secretariat, who will pass this information on to the organisers.