Effective Enforcement of Consumer Law in Europe: Synchronizing Private, Public, and Collective Mechanisms

18 Pages Posted: 13 Jan 2008

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Willem H. Van Boom

Business and Law Research Centre (OO&R)

Marco Loos

University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL)

Date Written: January 2008

Abstract

In this paper, we argue that there is a need for collective enforcement of consumer law in Europe. We evaluate a number of legal instruments that already have been developed to this end in European law and domestic legal systems. Furthermore, we make suggestions for further policy initiatives and for finding the right balance between private and public enforcement efforts. The analysis offered is partly based on the findings of the contributors to a book that we edited in 2007.

Keywords: European law, consumer law, enforcement, remedies

JEL Classification: K12, K13, K20

Suggested Citation

Van Boom, Willem H. and Loos, Marco, Effective Enforcement of Consumer Law in Europe: Synchronizing Private, Public, and Collective Mechanisms (January 2008). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1082913 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.1082913

Willem H. Van Boom (Contact Author)

Business and Law Research Centre (OO&R) ( email )

Nijmegen, 6500 KK
Netherlands

Marco Loos

University of Amsterdam - Centre for the Study of European Contract Law (CSECL) ( email )

P.O. Box 1030
Amsterdam, 1000 BA
Netherlands

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