The Draft-Common Frame of Reference (CFR) for a European Private Law: Fit for Purpose?
Jan M. Smits
Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)
January 18, 2011
Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 15, pp. 145-148, 2008
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.
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Keywords: Common Frame of Reference (DCFR), European Private Law
Date posted: April 8, 2008 ; Last revised: January 20, 2011