Summary: 1. Introduction – 2. General Part: Overriding Objective – 3. Management of the Procedure – 4. Determination of Facts – 5. Findings of Law – 6. Consensual dispute resolution – 7. Conclusion
This article explains in detail the rules on the obligations of the judge, the parties and their lawyers in civil litigation, prepared by a working group that was established within the context of a project on European Rules of Civil Procedure of the European Law Institute and UNIDROIT. These rules are grouped into several parts devoted to the overriding objective of the proposed rules, management and planning of the proceedings, the determination of facts, findings of law, and consensual dispute resolution. The suggested rules reflect best practices in European civil procedure.