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Revue Critique de Droit International Privé – Issue 4 of 2022

A new issue of the Revue Critique de Droit International Privé (4/2022) is out.

It contains one essay, one briefing note on the accession of the EU to the Hague Judgments Convention (by Y. El Hage, Lyon 3 University), as well as numerous case notes.

The editorial by Horatia Muir Watt (Sciences Po Law School), Dominique Bureau (University of Paris II) and Sabine Corneloup (University of Paris II) will soon be available in English on Dalloz website (Journey to Europa?).

In a comprehensive article, Symeon C. Symeonides (Alex L. Parks Distinguished Research Professor and Dean Emeritus, Willamette University College of Law) explores possible ways of reforming EU conflict-of-laws rules in torts (Rome II et la responsabilité délictuelle transfrontière : une nécessaire refonte).

Developments since the adoption of Regulation Rome II have demonstrated the need to extend the logic of Article 7 beyond environmental torts to other categories of cross-border torts. Recognizing this need, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament (JURI) proposed a similar pro-victim rule for one category of cross-border torts — those involving human rights violations — which would give victims even more choices than Article 7. Likewise, two academic groups, the Group européenne de droit international privé (GEDIP) and the European Law Institute (ELI), have also proposed a similar pro-plaintiff rule for these conflicts. This essay supports these proposals, but also goes beyond them by proposing a rule that would encompass all cross-border torts, in addition to environmental torts and those involving human rights violations.
The essay will be soon available in English on Dalloz website.

More information is available here.

Marion is law professor at Artois University (France)

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