The external dimension of EU private international law after Opinion 1/13

Ferrara, 13 February 2015



First session - 9.30 - 13.00
Recent developments in the law of EU external relations inside and outside judicial cooperation in civil matters

Chair: Giorgio Gaja, International Court of Justice


Marise Cremona, European University Institute
The implications of Opinions 1/13 and 2/13 for EU external relations law

Paul Beaumont, University of Aberdeen
A critical analysis of the judicial activism of the Court of Justice in Opinion 1/13

Serena Forlati, University of Ferrara
The European Convention on Human Rights and EU judicial cooperation in civil matters – Some reflections in the wake of Opinion 2/13

Marta Pertegás, Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law
EU private international law and the Hague Conference on Private International Law after Opinion 1/13



Second session - 14.30 - 18.00

Developing the external dimension of EU private international law: policies, prospects, techniques

Chair: Alfonso-Luis Calvo Caravaca, Carlos III University of Madrid


Alex Mills, University College London
Think local act global, or think global act local? Possible roles for private international law in EU external relations

Alessandra Zanobetti, University of Bologna
EU cooperation in civil matters and multilevel unification of private international law: some remarks

Chris Thomale, University of Freiburg im Breisgau
The Lugano model - Cooperative enhancement over enhanced cooperation

Pietro Franzina, University of Ferrara
The interplay of the internal and the external side of judicial cooperation in civil matters: synergies and tensions


Emmanuel Guinchard (University of Northumbria), Cristina Mariottini (Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law), Fabrizio Marongiu Buonaiuti (University of Macerata), and Chiara Tuo (University of Genova), among others, will join the discussion.


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