The working group of the joint project that the European Law Institute (ELI) runs with the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary (ENCJ) met in Brussels on 23 May. The aim of the meeting was to define the scope of the joint project, entitled ´The Principled Relationship of Formal and Informal Justice through the Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution´, which was approved by the ELI Council on 12 February 2016. The meeting also aimed at discussing the methodology to be applied and the form of possible outcomes.
The meeting was hosted by the ENCJ at its Brussels offices and attended by judges, academics and practitioners from all over Europe. It was felt that the distinguished group is well suited to the task and that the joint ELI-ENCJ Project has an actual opportunity to make an important contribution to how European justice is administered.
ELI President Diana Wallis, heading the team from the ELI side, stated that it was a very positive first meeting of this project looking at the domain of the judge and ADR. She further stated that the ELI and ENCJ would be aiming at producing a joint position paper by the end of 2016.
More information about this meeting and about the ELI-ENCJ Project will soon be available on our website and on the May-June issue of the ELI Newsletter.