This book is an important contribution to the discussion about globalisation of civil procedure. Globalisation of legal matters and the inherent necessity of having to litigate in foreign courts or to enforce judgments in other countries considerably complicate civil proceedings due to great differences in civil procedure. This may jeopardise access to justice. As a result, the debate on the need for the harmonisation of civil procedure becomes ever more prominent.
The book discusses the globalisation and harmonisation of civil procedure from various angles, including fundamental (international) principles of civil justice, legal history, private international law, law and economics and (European) policy. It offers important theoretical and practical perspectives and is valuable reading for, amongst others, academic researchers, policy makers, judges, legal practitioners and court bailiffs.
Xandra E. Kramer is Professor of European Civil Procedure at the Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. C.H. (Remco) van Rhee is Professor of European Legal History and Comparative Civil Procedure at the Faculty of Law of the University of Maastricht, the Netherlands.