Mutual Trust in Cross--Border Dispute Resolution

Course titleMutual Trust in Cross--Border Dispute Resolution
Number of ECTS credits8 Mirela Župan
Office AddressRadićeva 13 S. Radića 17
Telephone+385 31 224 500
Course content

Defining the basic principles: mutual trust, mutual recognition; fair trial. International civil procedural law - general part - scope, sources, hierarchy. A mosaic of intertwined legal sources. EU legal acquis depending on the doctoral student's research direction (Regulation No. 2201/2003, 2019/1111, 4/2009, 650/2012, 1215/2012, 2016/1103, 2016/1104, 606/2013, 2016/1191, 1206/ 2001, 1393/2007), the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Hague Convention relevant to the research orientation of doctoral students (1954, 1970x2, 1996, 1980x2, 2000, 2005, 2007, 2019), Council of Europe (Convention for the Protection of Human Rights 1950, European Convention on Notifications on foreign law), national law (Law on Private International Law, Law on Arbitration). Modern technologies and cross-border disputes; on-line platforms, legal assistance, taking of evidence abroad, judicial and administrative cooperation. International civil procedural law - special part. Problem areas depending on the individual direction of the doctoral student within the framework of units: International jurisdiction. Common procedural rules. From the recognition and enforcement of foreign decisions to the abolition of exequatur. Problem areas through rules and practice (Court of the EU, ECtHR, commercial and investment arbitration centers, conciliation centers) - in the narrower field of the doctoral student's research profile. Collection and analysis of national practice - in the narrower field of the doctoral student's research profile.

Course learning outcomes

Independently define and explain the scope of the principle of mutual trust in cross-border disputes, compare and evaluate the application of the principle of mutual trust through mechanisms for resolving cross-border disputes by judicial/out-of-court, alternative means (conciliation, arbitration), the principle of mutual trust in the segments: international jurisdiction, procedural rules, recognition of foreign decisions/settlements/judgments, legal aid, judicial and administrative cooperation in a specific problem area (personal research interest of the PhD student), interpret and critically analyze the principle of mutual trust in national case-law in cross-border cases (classical and alternative methods), interpret and critically analyze the principle of mutual trust in the case-law of the Court of Justice of the EU, develop the possibility of own contribution through the implementation and preparation of research and the presentation of acquired knowledge in a concrete situation in practice,

☑ Lectures
☐ Seminars and workshops
☐ Exercises
☑ Independent tasks
☑ Multimedia and internet
☐ Distance education
☐ Office hours
☐ Laboratory
☐ Field work
☑ Mentoring work
☐ Knowledge test
☑ Oral exam
☐ Written exam
☐ Colloquium
Other: Pohađanje nastave, aktivnost u nastavi, pristupni rad
Required reading
Beaumont, P., et al (eds). Cross-Border Litigation in Europe. 2019. Hart Law Publishing
Von Hein, J. Kieninger E.M., Rühl, G. (eds). How European Is European Private International Law. 2019. Intersentia
Hess B., Bergström, M., Storskrubb, E.. EU Civil Justice: Current Issues and Future Outlook . 2016. Bloomsbury Publishing
Hazelhorst, M.. Free Movement of Civil Judgments in the European Union and the Right to a Fair Trial. 2017. Springer
Medić, I.. Priznanje i ovrha na području EU - uzajamno povjerenje i zaštita temeljnih ljudskih prava. 2017. Zbornik radova Pravnog fakulteta u Splitu, Vol. 54 No. 1
Fletcher, M., Herlin-Karnell, E., Matera, C.. The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. 2016. Routledge
Župan, M., Drventić, M.. Parallel proceedings. In: Viarengo, I., Villata, F. (eds.): Planning the future of cross-border families: a path through coordination. 2020. Hart Law Publishing
Župan, M.. 50 godina europske pravosudne suradnje u građanskim stvarima – 5 godina hrvatske primjene. 2019. Godišnjak Akademije pravnih znanosti Hrvatske, Vol. X, br.1/ 2019
Župan, M.. Europski prekogranični obiteljski postupci. U: Petrašević, T., Vuletić, I., ur., Procesnopravni aspekti prava EU. 2016. Pravni fakultet Osijek
Optional reading
Fletcher, M., Herlin-Karnell, E., Matera, C.. The European Union as an Area of Freedom, Security and Justice. 2016. Routledge
Župan, M., Ledić, S., Drventić, M.. Provisional measures and child abduction proceedings. 2019. Pravni vjesnik, Vol. 35, No 1
Župan, M., Šego, M.. Medijacija u prekograničnim obiteljskim stvarima, u: Župan, M. (ur.), Prekogranično kretanje djece u Europskoj uniji. 2019. Pravni fakultet Osijek
Župan, M., Poretti, P.. Concentration of jurisdiction – is functionality of judiciary becoming an obstacle to access to justice? u: Duić, D., Petrašević, T. (ur), EU and Member States – legal and economic issues, EU and Comparative Law Issues and Challenges Series (ECLIC 3). 2019. Josip Juraj Strossmayer University of Osijek, Faculty of Law Osijek
Župan, M.. Chapter 10. “Cooperation of Central Authorities”. In: Honorati, C. (ed.) Jurisdiction in matrimonial matters, parental responsibility and abduction proceedings. A Handbook on the Application of Brussels IIa Regulation in National Courts. 2017. Giappichelli - Peter Lang