EU Justice Council will work to abolish exequatur, promote collective redress and better enforcement of human rights

February 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm 1 comment

Pretty ambitions programme for the European Union Justice Council scheduled for 25th of February 2011. First the Justice Council will discuss amendments of the Brussels I Regulation in an attempt to make enforcement of judicial decisions of other EU member states easier, cheaper and more predictable. The proposal that will be discussed will be to amend Brussels I as to abolish the procedure for exequatur.

Further, the justice ministers will be presented the public consultation process entitled “Towards a more coherent European approach to collective redress”. The consultation, which began 4 February, lasts 12 weeks until the end of April. Next, the Hungarian Presidency will introduce the draft Directive on the right to information in criminal proceedings. The European Commission will attempt also to convince the member states to adopt the Letters of rights – standardized (kind of Miranda warning) text “drafted in simple, everyday language”.

At the end the Justice Council will declare its allegiance to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. To me the last point on the agenda sounds like an acknowledgement to an enforcement problem.

Read the press release here

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Entry filed under: Access to Justice, Class action, EU, Human Rights.

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