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‘Judges in Utopia’ aims to inform legal practitioners, policymakers, academics and law students of developments in European private law adjudication. 

A particular focus lies on the role of civil courts in the EU’s multi-layered legal order as well as the influence of fundamental rights and public policy on judicial decision-making. Specific case studies include climate change litigation, the right to effective judicial protection in the context of EU consumer law, and the role of remedies in reconciling different conceptions of social justice at European and national level.

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Final conference ‘Judges in Utopia: Civil Courts as European Courts’

On 7 and 8 November 2019, the project’s final conference will take place in Amsterdam. The aim of this conference is to present the project’s results to an audience of legal scholars and practitioners and to engage in a critical debate about the role of civil courts as European (constitutional) courts. Click here for more information.