Responsiveness through the courts

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Highest national courts in a pluralist legal order are not just responsible for the uniformity and the development of national law, they have become responsible for the application of transnational and European law within the national legal system as well. This changes their position from that of a highest court the top of the pyramid of the national judicial organisation into that of, metaphorically speaking, the spider in a seamless web of (trans)national adjudication. How do they adapt to this changing position? In what sense and to what degree are they responsive to their new tasks and responsibilities? And in what sense are they resistant or ineffective as courts of transnational and European law? How could their functioning as such be improved? Research into these questions necessarily presupposes a comparative and interdisciplinary approach. Comparative, since the highest courts from different (European) legal systems can best be assessed from this perspective (how do they do, relatively speaking?). Interdisciplinary, because this involves research of an institutional, legal, and empirical kind (what kind of institutional, legal and empirical characteristics and circumstances are responsible for the differences in performance?).

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    De tanende bescherming van de toga

    Loth, M., 12 Mar 2020, In : Rechtstreeks. 2020, 1, p. 11 - 13 3 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

    Achilles en de schildpad: Urgenda in cassatie

    Loth, M., 6 Apr 2019, In : Aansprakelijkheid, verzekering en schade. 2019, 2, p. 39 - 40 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialScientific

    De civiele kamer van de Hoge Raad stelt prejudiciele vragen: Analyse en suggesties

    Loth, M. & Krommendijk, J., 15 Aug 2019, In : Rechtsgeleerd Magazijn Themis. 180, 4, p. 139 - 153 15 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientific

    Digitalisering en vermogensrecht: Preadvies uitgebracht voor de Vereniging voor Burgerlijk Recht 2019

    van Schaick, B., Dec 2019, Digitalisering,vermogensrecht, de platformeconomie en grondrechten : Preadviezen 2019, uitgebracht voor de Vereniging voor Burgerlijk Recht. Gerards, J. H. & van Schaick, A. C. (eds.). Zutphen: Uitgeverij Paris, p. 7-92 86 p. (Preadviezen Vereniging voor Burgerlijk Recht).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

    Finality and fallibility in the Indonesian revision system: Forging the middle ground

    Kadafi, B., 2019, 430 p.

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

    Open Access
  • Het recht om de geschiedenis te verhalen

    Loth, M., 30 Aug 2019, Wegen der vrijheid: Liber amicorum voor Willem Witteveen. Elion-Valter, C., van Klink, B. & Taekema, S. (eds.). Den Haag: Boom juridisch, p. 277 - 285 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific


    • 1 Consultancy

    Rondetafelgesprek met Tweede Kamercommissie voor Veiligheid en Justitie

    P. Vlaardingerbroek (Consultant)
    18 May 2017

    Activity: Consultancy typesConsultancyScientific

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    Karlijn van Doorn


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Expert Comment