Our research activities
From 8 to 12 June 2015, the team members organised an international graduate seminar "Public and Private Justice". It was the tenth seminar so far. The seminar was dedicated to the current civil justice systems' issues - electronification, privatisation and outsourcing of judicial functions. The lecturers envolved are highly qualified experts - university professors and legal professionals from leading European universities and judicial institutions. Leading Croatian experts also participate in the seminar and so are the advanced students of postgraduate studies.
Special topic of this year's seminar was "Private Justice in Service of Public Goals? Outsourcing of Judicial Tasks and Functions – Blessing or Betrayal". The aim of the seminar is to examine how the domestic and comparative law adresses the issue of privatisation and outsourcing of the judicial tasks and all potential pros and cons of such concept. The seminar was closed after its second part - a round table regarding free legal aid and clinical legal education.
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The XV World Congress of Procedural Law was held in Istanbul from 25 to 28 May 2015, on the subject "Effective Judicial Relief and Remedies in an Age of Austerity". Four of Zagreb team members on the project (prof. dr. Uzelac, dr. Maganić, Bratković and Brozović) participated in the Congress.
During their stay, Zagreb team members had opportunity to discuss important issues in contemporary civil procedure law and to exchange their experience with scholars and professionals across the globe.
International scientific conference "EUROPEAN CIVIL JUSTICE AS E‐JUSTICE - Current Developments Regarding the Use of IT in the Civil Justice Systems of Croatia and Selected European Countries" was held from 23 to 24 April 2015. It was organised by Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb with the financial help of Croatian Science Foundation and the Judicial Academy.
During the two-day conference, participants had opportunity to hear several lectures adressing developments of electronic justice mechanisms and critical issues of several European countries: the Netherlands, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Sweden and Croatia. Each topic was thouroghly discussed with the interested professionals in the public.
After a five day visit of the Principal Investigator to Maastricht (from 7 to 12 February 2015), where he had opportunity to meet with the core group members and discuss future activities, with special emphasis on the upcoming Public and Private Justice seminar, two of the Zagreb team members, the PI and Bratković participated in the conference "Der europäische Gerichtsverbund. Die internationalen Dimensionen des europäischen Zivilverfahrensrechts" organised by Max Planck Institute for International, European and Regulatory Procedural Law in Luxembourg from 25 to 28 March 2015.
The conference dealt with a number of topics in the field of both Europan and comparative civil procedure. The program of the conference can be found here.
During January and February 2015, series of meetings of the Zagreb team members were held in order to assess following topics:
- Operative planning of the research in the first project period;
- Hiring of the doctorand on the project;
- Organisation of E-justice conference to be held in Zagreb in April 2015.