The Draft-Common Frame of Reference (CFR) for a European Private Law: Fit for Purpose?

Maastricht Journal of European and Comparative Law, Vol. 15, pp. 145-148, 2008

4 Pages Posted: 8 Apr 2008 Last revised: 20 Jan 2011

Jan M. Smits

Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI)

Date Written: January 18, 2011

Abstract

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

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

Jan M. Smits (Contact Author)

Maastricht University Faculty of Law - Maastricht European Private Law Institute (M-EPLI) ( email )

P.O. Box 616
Maastricht, NL-6200 MD
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