Private International Law in Motion (PAX)

Nov 1, 2020 - Oct 30, 2022

Project description

The PAX project has been set up as a follow-up to the JUDGTRUST project. It attempts to achieve a twofold objective: raising awareness about EU private international law among the educational community and ensure training in EU private international law for the judiciary. The JUDGTRUST project focuses on the Brussels I bis Regulation and aims to ensure its correct and consistent application. One of its components was the launch of a Moot Court Competition to increase students’ awareness of its reach and significance. The first EU sponsored Moot Court Competition took place in 2019. The PAX community now includes a large group of students, legal professionals and academics from a wide array of universities. This project seeks to build further upon these first successes and hopes to consolidate these, but also to contribute to ongoing judicial training programmes on civil judicial cooperation in the EU (for instance, in cooperation with the EJTN and in support of other judicial networks).

The Asser Institute is among the 7 partners in the project, which is coordinated by Antwerp University. Participating Asser researchers are Vesna Lazic and Chukwuma Okoli. The project is funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union (2014-2020) (JUST-AG-2019).

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