The European Law Institute, founded in June 2011 as an entirely independent organisation, aims to improve the quality of European law, understood in the broadest sense. It seeks to initiate, conduct and facilitate research, to make recommendations, and to provide practical guidance in the field of European legal development.
The Institute has high ambitions, reflected in its Manifesto and in its Articles of Association. It will study and stimulate European legal development in a global context. That should be taken to include, but by no means be limited to, the development of European law by the European Union and the Council of Europe.
Former Member of the European Parliament Diana Wallis was elected as the new President of the European Law Institute on 6 September 2013. She succeeds Sir Francis Jacobs as the head of the Institute. Her statement of acceptance can be found here.
In its decision of 12 December 2014, the ELI Council approved the Statement on Collective Redress and Competition Damages Claims.
On 27 and 28 November, members of the ELI-UNIDROIT joint project „From Transnational Principles to European Rules of Civil Procedure“ will gather in Rome. The project (ELI Instrument) aims at adapting the American Law Institute...
President Diana Wallis was a speaker at a conference entitled "The EU's Business? Ensuring remedy for corporate human rights abuses" held at the European Parliament on 12 November 2014.
Vice-President Christiane Wendehorst attended the 2014 Seasonal Meeting of the New York State Bar Association’s (NYSBA) International Section held in Vienna this October.
The seventh regional hub of the ELI was launched on 26 September 2014, immediately following this year’s Projects Conference and General Assembly in Zagreb, Croatia.
The materials for the ELI 2014 Projects Conference and General Assembly are now available on the website.
Progress reports on Business Rescue in Insolvency Law (Bob Wessels) and on Prevention and Settlement of...
A transcript of the keynote speech on Rule of Law delivered by Hubert Legal at the 2014 General Assembly is available online.
The 2014 Projects Conference and General Assembly took place last week in Zagreb, Croatia.
Last week ELI President Diana Wallis gave a series of lectures at the Faculty of Law, Economic Sciences and Management of the University of Southern Brittany (UBS).
The July-August Newsletter mistakenly invited ELI Fellows to “nominate a proxy to vote on their behalf” if they were unable to attend the General Assembly in Zagreb.