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Summer Course on Strategic Litigation

  • Civil and commercial matters

, 26 June 2024 – 28 June 2024

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Strategic litigation is a new phenomenon in dispute resolution in which legal means are used to bring about broad societal change beyond the scope of the individual case. Prominent examples include corporate liability for human rights abuses, corporate sustainability due diligence failures, collective redress, SLAPPs and climate change litigation.

The course will focus on current litigation in civil and commercial matters and analyse different scenarios through lectures, case studies and workshops.

Key topics

  • Home or away? Grounds for jurisdiction in international cases
  • Human rights due diligence and business law (including SLAPPs)
  • The new Directive on corporate sustainability due diligence: violations and liability
  • Representative actions: a way to change corporate behaviour
  • Climate change litigation

Visit to the CJEU in Luxembourg

On 25 June 2024 (the day before the course will start) participants will have the opportunity to visit the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

Who should attend?

Lawyers and legal practitioners interested in strategic litigation and its potential to advance human rights and social justice; in-house counsel of business or consumer organisations; insurance lawyers; government officials; policymakers; stakeholders; representatives of international organisations and NGOs.

Fees in €:
EU and ERA patrons
Young lawyers and other groups
Discount Voucher Code/Lawyers in private practice, In-house counsel, Consumer organisations
More details about the fees and discounts

Early registration discounts
  • 10 % by 26.05.2024
  • 20 % by 26.04.2024
Discounts available
  • EU and ERA Patrons
    Staff of European Union institutions and agencies; Staff of ERA’s patrons: all EU Member States (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden), Albania, United Kingdom, Scotland, Serbia, the German states and the City of Trier.

  • Young lawyers and other groups
    Young lawyers up to 30 years of age (important: the participant must provide a copy or details of his or her passport or identity card on request); Full-time staff of universities or comparable academic institutions; Staff of charitable organisations or comparable institutions.
  • Lawyers in private practice, In-house counsel, Consumer organisations
  • Discount Voucher Code
    If you have a discount voucher code, please enter the code in the Voucher Field when you register.

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Important note
The summer course in Trier will start on 26 June 2024. The day before, on the afternoon of 25 June 2024, participants in this summer course will have the opportunity to visit the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg.


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Overnight accommodation in Trier

There are special rates for ERA participants at three excellent hotels in Trier.


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