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Setting up a case law database

On 26 February, the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg hosted an international workshop about the management of judicial databases, with the downstream objective of creating a database on cross-border enforcement cases.

Call for abstracts on the challenges for EU cross-border litigation

On the 50th anniversary of the European Law of Civil Procedure, young researchers are invited to actively participate in a colloquium on the “Current Challenges for EU Cross-Border Litigation in a Changing Procedural Environment”, which will precede a larger conference hosted together with the CJEU. All candidates are requested to submit their abstract by 15 April 2018.

Conference on "Open Justice"

Organised in cooperation with Saarland University, the Open Justice conference intended to contribute to the ongoing discussion about open justice in a constructive manner, by re-examining the traditional ideas of the principle of the public hearing in light of modern day challenges.

EU Procedural Law Study: Consumer Protection General Report published by the European Commission

On 26 January 2018, the European Commission published the second General Report of the study on procedural law undertaken by the Max Planck Institute Luxembourg. This strand of the study concerned the effect of divergences in national procedural laws on the equivalence and effectiveness of the procedural protection of consumers under EU consumer law.
The evaluation study, commissioned by the European Commission, is the most comprehensive, empirically-driven comparative investigation of nationa...

From Common Rules to Best practices in European Civil Procedure (new book)

The present book is inspired by the shift in focus from the establishment of new legislation with common rules to the actual implementation, application, and operationalisation of the rules on cooperation in civil justice. With contributions from more than 20 experts from practice and academia this volume offers valuable blueprints for a reinvigorated judicial cooperation.