Dispute Resolution in Modern Societies

28 May – 2 June 2018   print this page

Course directors:

Vesna Rijavec, University of Maribor, Slovenia
Jon T. Johnsen, University of Oslo, Norway
Paul Oberhammer, University of Vienna, Austria
Alan Uzelac, University of Zagreb, Croatia
C. H. (Remco) Van Rhee, University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Elisabetta Silvestri, University of Pavia, Italy
Burkhard Hess, Max Planck Institute, Luxembourg, Germany

Course description:

The course and conference Public and Private Justice is interdisciplinary in nature. It not only deals extensively with the legal aspects of civil litigation, but also touches upon other disciplines such as history, political science, philosophy and sociology. The main aim is to analyse the role and functioning of the law and its institutions as mechanisms for the regulation of social conflicts in present-day Europe. The course also covers topics that have an impact on a global scale. The emphasis of the course lies in the real day-to-day functioning of those mechanisms in the light of the applicable normative framework. The course focuses on the resolution of civil disputes, both in general and in specific areas (e.g. commercial and family litigation). This year's conference deals with European Rules of Civil Procedure which are the result of a joint effort of UNIDROIT and ELI. Evidence, service of documents, costs, interim measures, obligations of the parties and lawyers, judgments and res judicata are just examples of the topics that will be covered during this year's conference.

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