Volume on the Role of Consumer ADR and the Administration of Justice


Michael Stürner (University of Konstanz), Fernando Gascón Inchausti (Complutense University of Madrid) and Remo Caponi (University of Florence) have edited a volume on “The Role of Consumer ADR in the Administration of Justice” (Sellier European Law Publishers, Munich). It sheds light on the Directive on Alternative Dispute Resolution and the Regulation on Online Dispute Resolution – and their likely impact on the administration of justice in consumer matters:

The book jacket reads as follows:

The landscape of alternative dispute resolution in consumer cases (CADR)
is about to change profoundly. With the advent of Directive 2013/11/EU on
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Regulation (EU) No 524/2013 on
Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) a new way to settle disputes is advocated
as a tool to enhance the internal market. The ADR system implemented by
these instruments is designed to provide for speedy and low-cost out-ofcourt
dispute settlement procedures between consumers and traders arising
from the sales of goods and services. However, many questions remain open,
namely the impact of the CADR system on the adjudication by state courts.
The role CADR can play in the administration of justice is yet to be defined. In
the present volume renowned experts of civil procedure and ADR shed light
on a newly emerging branch of law.

More information is available on the publisher’s website.