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Personal Participation and In Absentia Trials in Civil Proceedings Imposing Pecuniary Penalties Within the European Judicial Area

  • Elena D’AlessandroEmail author
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Part of the Legal Studies in International, European and Comparative Criminal Law book series (LSCL, volume 2)

Abstract

This chapter explores the role of personal participation in civil proceedings imposing civil pecuniary penalties within the European judicial area. It also deals with the civil trial in absentia in order to determine whether a civil default judgment rendered in a EU Member State shall be considered, in itself, as a penalty against a defendant who deliberately fails to appear at the hearing.

Keywords

Civil pecuniary penalties Default judgments Participatory rights In absentia trials 

Abbreviations

CPC

Civil Procedure Code

CJEU

Court of Justice of the European Union

ECHR

European Convention on Human Rights

ECtHR

European Court of Human Rights

EU

European Union

EUCFR

European Charter of Fundamental Rights

ICPC

Italian Civil Procedure Code

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of LawUniversity of TurinTurinItaly

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