Transformation of Civil Justice

Unity and Diversity

  • Alan Uzelac
  • Cornelis Hendrik (Remco) van Rhee

Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 70)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Impact of Regional and Global Developments: Cooperation, Borrowing, Transplants

  4. Unity and Diversity: Civil Justice Between Modernization and Dejudicialization

  5. Global Trends: From Individual to Collective Justice

  6. Access to Justice and Fair Trial Rights

  7. Transforming the Apex of the Court Pyramid: The Changing Function of the Highest Courts

  8. Historical Transformations

  9. Back Matter
    Pages 415-420

About this book


National civil justice systems are deeply rooted in national legal cultures and traditions. However, in the past few decades they have been increasingly influenced by integration processes at the regional, supra-national and international level. As a by-product of the emergence of economic and political unions and globalisation processes there is pressure to harmonise or even unify the way in which national civil justice systems operate. In an attempt to create a ‘genuine area of justice’, new unified procedures are being developed, which operate in parallel with national civil procedures, and sometimes even strive to replace them. As a reaction to the forces that endeavour to harmonise and unify procedural laws and practices, an opposing trend is gaining momentum: one that insists on diversity and pluralism of national civil procedures. This book focuses on the evolution of procedural reforms in various jurisdictions and the ongoing transformation of national civil justice systems.


Civil Justice Transformation of Civil Justice Civil Procedure Convergence of Civil Justice Systems Comparative Civil Procedure Civil Litigation Human Rights Class Actions Pilot Judgment Procedure Collective Actions Judicial Cooperation

Editors and affiliations

  • Alan Uzelac
    • 1
  • Cornelis Hendrik (Remco) van Rhee
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.Faculty of LawMaastricht UniversityMaastrichtThe Netherlands

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