On 10 September 2020, the ELI-UNIDROIT Model European Rules of Civil Procedure were presented to the ELI membership.
The panel discussion was co-chaired by Diana Wallis (ELI) and Anna Veneziano (UNIDROIT) and featured Paul Oberhammer, John Sorabji, Marco de Benito and Rolf Stürner. The speakers presented the history of the project as well as its main lines and most innovative aspects. See the full video here and Prof. de Benito’s intervention here).
The Rules, already approved by ELI, are awaiting final approval by the UNIDROIT Governing Council.
The Model Rules will reduce uncertainty for parties litigating in unfamiliar surroundings and promote fairness, judicial cooperation and access to justice in civil proceedings in Europe.