In recent years collective litigation procedures have spread across the globe, accompanied by hot controversy and normative debate. Yet virtually nothing is known about how these procedures operate in practice. Based on extensive documentary and interview research, this volume presents the results of the first comparative investigation of class actions and group litigation 'in action'.
Prof Stefaan Voet (KU Leuven) sent us a brief overview of the recent class action developments in Europe, with particular attention to the 2013 EC Recommendation on common principles for injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanisms.
Prof Stefaan Voet (KU Leuven) provided us with an overview of Belgium's new 2014 class action regime.
Arm Tungnirun (Faculty of Law, Chulalongkorn University) sent us a note about the new Thai class action law.
Everaldo Lamprea (Universidad de Los Andes) provided us with an update on the status of class actions in Colombia.
Magdalena Tulibacka (adjunct professor Emory Law School and associate research fellow Centre for Socio-Legal Studies University of Oxford) sent us an elaborate update on the status of class actions in Poland.
Theo Broodryk (University of Stellenbosch) provided us with an overview of the current status of class actions in South Africa
Prof Juan Carlos Marin Gonzalez (Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (ITAM)) and Rolando Garcia Miron (JSC Candidate Stanford Law School) sent us an update of the new Mexican class action regime.
Agustin Barroilhet (University of Chile Law School) sent us an elaborate update of the status of class actions in Chile.
Sujin Lee provided us with a country report about class actions in South Korea, including an overview of the cases brought to date.