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Frontiers in Civil Justice

16 and 17 November 2020

Civil justice remains in constant flux. The design of a sustainable civil justice system for the 21st century is continuously discussed both at national and international level. Particularly at international level, several soft law instruments have been adopted in recent years such as the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the ELI/UNIDROIT Model Rules of European Civil Procedure and the ELI statement on the relationship between formal and informal justice. The conference addresses four key trends in civil justice, which require a deeper and renewed reflection in light of their contribution of facilitating access to justice. Those trends concern the shaping of the interaction between formal and informal justice, the digitalization of consumer dispute resolution, the collectivizing and monetizing of civil litigation and efforts of bringing justice closer to citizens. The conference will bring together academics, policymakers, practitioners and representatives of civil society to critically reflect on the opportunities and possible drawbacks ensuing from these paramount developments.

Monday 16 November 2020 [Forumzaal, Erasmus University Rotterdam]

16:15 - 16:30 Welcome

Xandra Kramer, Betül Kas & Ilja Tillema

16:30 - 17:10 Keynote

Hrvoje Grubisic (DG Justice and Consumer, European Commission)

17:10 - 19:00 Panel I: Shaping the Interaction between Formal and Informal Justice

Chair: Elisabetta Silvestri (University of Pavia)

17:10 - 17:30 Diana Wallis (Hull University; former ELI president)

17:30 - 17:50 Anna Nylund (The Arctic University of Norway)

17:50 - 18:10 Masood Ahmed (University of Leicester)

18:10 - 18:30 Stefaan Voet (KU Leuven)

18:30 - 19:00 Panel discussion

Tuesday 17 November 2020 [Theaterzaal, Erasmus Paviljoen]

9:15 - 11:00 Panel II: Digitalization of Consumer Dispute Resolution

Chair: Burkhard Hess (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg)

09:15 - 09:35 Martin Ebers (University of Tartu)

09:35 - 09:55 Marco Giacalone (Vrije Universiteit Brussels)

09:55 - 10:15 Eline Verhage (Leiden University)

10:15 - 10:35 Emma van Gelder (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

10:35 - 11:00 Panel discussion

11:00 - 11:20 Coffee break

11:20 - 12:00 Keynote

Dame Hazel Genn (University College London)

12:00 - 13:00 Lunch break

13:00 - 14:45 Panel III: Collectivizing & Monetizing Civil Litigation

Chair: John Sorabji (Barrister, 9 St John Street; University College London)

13:00 - 13:20 Ianika Tzankova (Tilburg University)

13:20 - 13:40 Astrid Stadler (University of Konstanz)

13:40 - 14:00 Ilja Tillema (Erasmus University Rotterdam)

14:00 - 14:20 Catherine Piché (Université de Montréal)

14:20 - 14:45 Panel discussion

14:45 - 15:00 Coffee break

15:00 - 16:45 Panel IV: Innovations in Civil Justice

Chair: Alan Uzelac (University of Zagreb)

15:00 - 15:20 Iris van Domselaar (University of Amsterdam)

15:20 - 15:40 Pietro Ortolani (Radboud University Nijmegen) & Catalina Goanta (Maastricht University)

15:40 - 16:00 Naomi Appelman, Anna van Duin, Joris van Hoboken, Natali Helberger & Brahim Zaraouli (University of Amsterdam)

16:00 - 16:20 Nicolas Kyriakides & Anna Plevri (University of Nicosia)

16:20 - 16:45 Panel discussion

16:45 - 17:00 Concluding remarks

ERC Team: Xandra Kramer, Jos Hoevenaars, Betül Kas, Erlis Themeli, Alexandre Biard, Emma van Gelder & Georgia Antonopoulou

This conference is organised by Erasmus School of Law in the context of the ERC-Consolidator Research Project ‘Building EU Civil Justice: Challenges of Procedural Innovations Bridging Access to Justice’.

More information at: www.euciviljustice.eu

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