Monthly Archives: August 2011

Law Commissions to consider idea of an Optional Instrument

The UK government (specifically the Ministry of Justice and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) has asked the English and Scottish Law Commissions to advise on the potential advantages and problems of an Optional Instrument (OI) and the work … Continue reading

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Public and private law and the example of the mutual recognition of protection orders

The name of this blog – European private law – itself implies a distinction between private law and public law but the distinction can be difficult and pernicious, as the current question  of the mutual recognition of protection orders makes … Continue reading

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