Comparative Procedural Law and Justice 

1st CPLJ Webinar

4 December 2020, 15:00 - 17:30 (CET)

Comparative Procedural Law and Justice (CPLJ) is a global project of the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for Procedural Law with the support of the Luxembourg National Research Fund (O19/13946847), where more than one hundred scholars from all over the world are involved.

CPLJ is envisaged as a comprehensive study of comparative civil procedural law and civil dispute resolution schemes in the contemporary world. It aims at understanding procedural rules in their cultural context, as well as at highlighting workable approaches to the resolution of civil disputes. The project focuses on current developments in the field of comparative civil procedure from a global perspective. These include the influence of information technologies and artificial intelligence; the expansion of alternative dispute resolution; the most recent trends on access to justice and litigation funding; the challenges of collective litigation; and the growing needs for transparency and independence of the justice systems. The cultural dimensions and the methodology of comparative civil procedural law receive specific attention.

CPLJ will ultimately result in the publication of a Compendium on Comparative Civil Justice, accessible both online and in print (as a multi-volume publication). The Compendium is expected to illustrate the consolidation of comparative civil procedural law as a self-standing research area and to become one of the main sources of reference for future studies.

This webinar is an open event organized in the context of the CPLJ project.


Chair Burkhard Hess
15:00Welcome words by the CPLJ editors 
15:15Viviane Curran (University of Pittsburgh)
Methods of comparative law applied to procedural law
16:30Rolf Stüner (University of Freiburg)
Legal families in comparative procedural law - a valid approach?
17:00 Discussion

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