The Project Team of the joint ELI and ENCJ project ‘The Principled Relationship of Formal and Informal Justice through the Courts and Alternative Dispute Resolution’ has prepared a consultation paper that is being disseminated to various stakeholders. The consultation paper considers the relationship between formal and informal justice and considers the risks posed by the increasing prevalence of many different forms of ADR. The paper also proposes three possible outcomes for the project:
(i) the preparation of a statement of European best practice in relation to the approach that courts and judges should adopt in interacting with all types of ADR processes;
(ii) the preparation of a statement of European best practice in relation to the approach that those responsible for all types of ADR processes should adopt in interacting with courts and judges, and
(iii) making recommendations as to the best European models that can be developed and applied for coherent access to dispute resolution processes in respect of different types of dispute, and towards which Member States may wish to progress.
The ELI would greatly appreciate all responses to the consultation and all comments that our members and others feel could contribute to the project. If you are interested in learning more about the project, more information will be soon available on the project’s website. Kindly send all responses to the consultation to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 13 March 2017.