Friday, 16 February 2018

12 and 13 April 2018 - REJus training workshop for judges on effective remedies in Dutch consumer law

On 12 and 13 April 2018, a training workshop for Dutch judges will be organised in Amsterdam on the topic of 'EU fundamental rights and effective remedies in Dutch consumer law'.

The workshop is organised in the framework of the project Roadmap to European effective Justice (REJus), a transnational judicial training project coordinated by Prof. Fabrizio Cafaggi and Prof. Paola Iamicelli.

During the workshop a number of presentations will be given on topical issues in consumer law protection in civil courts. Furthermore, participating judges will get the opportunity to exchange experiences in the discussion of specific case patterns.

More information is available (in Dutch) on our website.

Friday, 9 February 2018

Opinion on climate change damage litigation in newspaper Trouw

Today, Laura Burgers published an opinion on litigation on climate change damages against corporations in the Dutch newspaper Trouw. Although litigation is unlikely to solve the problem of climate change, litigation against corporations may further the democratic debate. 

A possible action might concern the obligation of corporations to reduce greenhouse gasses emissions, such as promoted by the Principles on Climate Change Obligations for Entreprises. Yet actions for damages could be of importance as well. Litigation by activists stimulates society-wide deliberations, and the issue of damages is to be widely discussed: everybody is to some extent responsible for climate change and its ensuing damages, but which polluter pays for what exactly?