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Global disputes, local courts?

Conference report “The Netherlands: a forum conveniens for collective redress?”, 5 February 2021 By: Tim Draband, research intern at the Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) Why would environmental damage in Nigeria be litigated in The Hague, The Netherlands? Or a worldwide Volkswagen “Dieselgate” in Amsterdam? Are Dutch courts better equipped to deal with complex …

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ball, environment, grass

Towards EU carbon farming legislation: what is the role of the ETS?

Jonathan Verschuuren, Professor of International and European Environmental Law at Tilburg Law School This is the first in a series of blogposts on a new project which we, at Tilburg Law School, have embarked on.[1] The projects starts from the recognition that the Paris Climate Agreement goals can only be achieved when greenhouse gas emissions …

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Webinar: EU Environmental Principles and Scientific Uncertainty before National Courts—The Case of the Habitats Directive

On 11 – 15 January 2021, a series of webinars devoted to the upcoming volume “EU Environmental Principles and Scientific Uncertainty before National Courts—the Case of the Habitats Directive” (Hart 2021) took place. The event comprised multiple engaging sessions, where the authors of chapters discussed approaches of Member States’ courts to evaluation of scientific evidence. …

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Meat the law series: kick-off event with prof Randall S. Abate

The lecture will take place via zoom on 18 January 2021, 15:30-17 h. All information registration available here. Meat the law is a seminar series organized by the Amsterdam Centre for Transformative private law and Sustainable Global Economic Law. Meat consumption and production have been at the centre of growing critical scrutiny over the past …

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Africa’s lawyers: between imperial legacies and transformations in global capitalism

VSR Keynote Lecture 2021 – Hosted by Tilburg Law School 13:30-15:00 h, Friday 15 January Keynote Speaker: Dr Sara Dezalay (Cardiff) Politico-ideological projections on the prominence taken by Africa as the “world economy’s last frontier” raise particularly acute challenges for the researcher interested in the relationship between law, politics and globalization on the continent. Combining …

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counting, euro banknotes, business

Lecture: Inside the diplomatic EU Code of Conduct Group: 20 Years of Tackling Harmful Tax Competition

Hosted by University of Amsterdam. 14.12.2020 Martijn Nouwen is an Assistant Professor in Tax Law at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Director of the Institute for Tax Transparency. His presentation discusses the functioning and effectiveness of the political EU Code of Conduct in the fight against tax avoidance by multinational companies and against the …

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chicago, usa, america

Workshop: Constitutionalizing in the Anthropocene

Hosted by Tilburg Law SchoolWednesday 2 December through Friday 4, from 17:00 to 21:00 CET.   Wednesday 2 December – Technologies and modalities of regulation: Professor Alejandro Camacho (Chancellor’s Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law, US): ‘The Future of Conservation? Law and Ethics in the Anthropocene’ Professor Liz Fisher(Professor of Environmental Law, Oxford University, UK): ‘Imagining the …

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Conference: Netherlands as forum conveniens for collective claims?

On 5 February 2021 a group of renowned experts will discuss the (comparative) position of Dutch courts in the settlement of complex private transnational disputes in light of recent Dutch and European legislation.     The starting point for this event is the observation that a number of complex multijurisdictional cases find their way to the Dutch courts. …

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