On 30 June 2020, the European Parliament (EP) and the Council of Europe (EC) struck a “Deal on digitalisation of access to justice” to benefit EU citizens: the reform of the Evidence Regulation 1206/2001 on cooperation between the courts of the Member States in the taking of evidence in civil or commercial matters (‘Evidence Regulation’). The Evidence Regulation, which provides a […]
Having to obtain reliable and admissible evidence located in foreign jurisdictions, adds additional layers of complication to cross-border litigations and arbitrations. Thus, the ability to take evidence abroad efficiently, effectively, fairly and economically is an important strategic consideration for parties to litigation and arbitrations alike. This blog considers the taking of evidence across the Channel between now and 31 December 2020 as well as after that date.
Grotius Chambers prepared a primer for discussion that identifies four issues International Organisations must think about now to emerge stronger after COVID-19. As COVID-19 continues to grab the main headlines, it is important that International Organisations (IOs) and their staff are and remain alert to the many consequences this pandemic will cause. Already, IOs took […]
Since the COVID-19 outbreak has been declared a pandemic by the WHO, numerous States have implemented travel bans to contain its spread. For example, on 17 March 2020, the EU announced a decision to close all external borders and restrict non-essential travel between Member States. Other States took similar steps. And even at the national level, States […]
On 11 March 2020, the WHO declared the spread of COVID-19 a pandemic. At the time, 114 States had reported cases. In a bid to halt the spread of the virus domestically and internationally, many States started winding back public life. The measures, some of which are unprecedented in times of peace, all have one purpose: to […]
Grotius Chambers will hold a webinar for those interested in understanding the legal implications of COVID-19 for international organisations. Date: Thursday, 2 April 2020Time (CET): 1:30 pm (Group I) and 3 pm (Group II)Online-based webinar This highly practical webinar will canvass international public and private law issues and is of special interest to practitioners specializing in international organisations law as well as legal […]