European Private International Law: The Way Forward

In-depth analysis European Parliament (JURI Committee), in: Workshop on Upcoming Issues of EU Law. Compilation of In-Depth Analyses, European Parliament Brussels 2014, p. 77-105

30 Pages Posted: 28 Sep 2014 Last revised: 13 Oct 2014

Xandra E. Kramer

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law; Utrecht University School of Law

Date Written: September 8, 2014

Abstract

This paper aims to provide the background of European private international law for the purpose of informing on possible courses of action. It clarifies the role of private international law in the EU, discusses past and present policy, describes the existing legislative framework and gaps in the current framework, and maps the policy options for future action.

Over the past fifteen years, a widely comprehensive framework of European private international law instruments has been established. However, there are still gaps in the current framework. A study and a briefing note requested by the European Parliament in 2012 identified the gaps and the required additions, and addressed the question of whether a more comprehensive framework or code of private international law was needed, and if so, how this could be achieved. The current paper builds on these works, addressing subsequent developments and expanding on the way forward.

Keywords: private international law, EU law, codification, coherence, European Code of Private International Law (ECPIL)

JEL Classification: K10, K11, K12, K13, K19, K33, K40

Suggested Citation

Kramer, Xandra E., European Private International Law: The Way Forward (September 8, 2014). In-depth analysis European Parliament (JURI Committee), in: Workshop on Upcoming Issues of EU Law. Compilation of In-Depth Analyses, European Parliament Brussels 2014, p. 77-105. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2502232

Xandra E. Kramer (Contact Author)

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), Erasmus School of Law ( email )

3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Utrecht University School of Law ( email )

Janskerkhof 3
Utrecht, 3512 BK
Netherlands

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