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Rules governing proceedings before civil courts.

The EU has commenced the process of harmonisation of civil procedure rules of its Member States – as part of the policy of Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters.

Civil procedure is undergoing significant reforms across the World (see for instance - Woolf Reforms in the UK) - this website monitors developments: particularly those related to collective actions, the use of ADR, and costs of litigation.