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04 December 2015: Debate on National Courts in a European Context

Inviting judges from the Netherlands and the EU, lawyers and scholars, the debate on national courts in a European context will focus on the Urgenda-case on climate change, the education of lawyers to judges and the cooperation between EU and national courts.

Venue: Faculty of Law, Bouillonstraat 1-3, Statenzaal C1.302

Time: 14.30-16.00 hrs

Leader of the debate: Monica Claes (Professor of European and Comparative Constitutional Law)


*Koos van den Berg (Lawyer for Urgenda, Höcker Advocaten Amsterdam)

*Taru Spronken (Advocate-General, Dutch Supreme Court)

*Bruno De Witte (Professor of European Union law, Maastricht University)

*Sacha Prechal (Judge, Court of Justice of the European Union)

16:30 Inaugural Marc de Werd

Contact person: Anniek de Ruijter (

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