Veerle Van Den Eeckhout, ‘The Instrumentalisation of Private International Law by the European Institutions: Quo Vadis? Rethinking the ‘Neutrality’ of Private International Law in an Era of Europeanisation of Private International Law and Globalisation’

Abstract:
PIL issues are conspicuously often interwoven with a number of heated, topical socio-legal debates, see for example the debate on transnational corporate social responsibility, the debate on posting of employees from Eastern to Western Europe, the debate on residency and social-security entitlements of foreigners based on family relationships. The question arises what position PIL should take in the forces at play and to what extent PIL can or should still adopt a “neutral” position.

Van Den Eeckhout, Veerle, The Instrumentalisation of Private International Law by the European Institutions: Quo Vadis? Rethinking the ‘Neutrality’ of Private International Law in an Era of Europeanisation of Private International Law and Globalisation (July 1, 2014).

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