Judicial Protection in the European Economic Area

International Conference by the EFTA Court on 17 June 2011

1ste editie 2012

Carl Baudenbacher

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The volume contains the speeches and discussions of the international conference hosted by the EFTA Court on 17 June 2011 on Judicial Protection in the European Economic Area. The book is divided into four parts.In the first Chapter which bears the title Fundamentals, President Carl Baudenbacher offers his thoughts on the EFTA Court reaching maturity. Former Judge Sven Norberg examines the role of the EFTA Court in guaranteeing justice in the European Economic Area. Professor Hans Petter Graver, Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Oslo, provides broad reflections on Doing Justice in general and former ESA President Knut Almestad looks into the subject of EEA/EFTA States flirting with the idea of opting out of relevant new legislation.Under the heading Access to Justice in the EEA ESA College Member Sabine Monauni-Tömördi, Judge Páll Hreinsson (at the time of the conference a Justice of the Icelandic Supreme Court) and Professor John Temple Lang discuss the role of the EFTA Surveillance Authority, the situation in Iceland in the field of preliminary references and the duty of national courts to provide access to the EFTA Court. "Doing Justice in the EEA« is the subject of the contributions of Professor Róbert R. Spanó, Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Iceland, and Siri Teigum, Partner at Advokatfirmaet Thommessen AS. CJEU Advocate General Eleanor Sharpston and Michael-James Clifton open the last Chapter which bears the title The two EEA Courts with considerations on the partnership between the EFTA Court and the ECJ. Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen from the University of Bergen offers a Norwegian perspective on the matter, while Martin Johansson, former legal secretary of the EFTA Court, the GCEU and the CJEU, focuses on the camaraderie between the ECJ and the EFTA Court. Finally, Professor Christian Kohler studies the question whether there could be a role for the EFTA Court in the interpretation of the new Lugano Convention.This volume documents not only the outstanding contributions made but also the discussions and thereby bears witness to the lively atmosphere at the conference. It is meant as an input to the current discussion on the accomplishments, failures and future of the EEA Agreement.

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