Utrecht University School of Law (The Netherlands)
The Lisbon Treaty (2009) has set new goals for judicial cooperation between member states of the European Union (EU) with an eye to providing effective legal remedies and fundamental rights protection. This cooperation is stimulated by the European Commission’s agenda (e.g. judicial training) and practices of ‘transnational borrowing’ between courts in the EU. However, it remains unclear to what extent national judicial cultures, i.e. ideas and practices regarding judging and judicial organisation which have developed over time, can and should converge into a shared ‘European judicial culture’.
The Utrecht University School of Law
will be appointing two PhD researchers in law within the NWO Vidi
project ‘Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: A Comparative Analysis of European
Judicial Culture(s)’, headed by Prof. Dr. Elaine Mak. The project is connected with the research activities of Utrecht University’s Montaigne Centre for Judicial Administration and Conflict Resolution.