Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 15, pp. 145-148, 2008
4 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2008 Last revised: 20 Jan 2011
Date Written: January 18, 2011
This brief editorial (published in the Maastricht Journal) discusses the Draft Common Frame of Reference (DCFR) for a European Private Law (2008). It raises three points of criticism against the draft. The first point is that the draft stands too far apart from the present (consumer) acquis. The second it that it suffers from unclear methodology. Finally, the draft CFR seems to adopt the wrong view of when uniform law exists.
Keywords: Common Frame of Reference (DCFR), European Private Law
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Smits, Jan M., The Draft-Common Frame of Reference (CFR) for a European Private Law: Fit for Purpose? (January 18, 2011). Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 15, pp. 145-148, 2008. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1117248