A FRAMEWORK FOR COLLECTIVE REDRESS (CLASS ACTIONS) CONCERNING VIOLATIONS OF RIGHTS GRANTED UNDER UNION LAW (2013/396/EU)
Keywords:collective redress, directive 2013/396/EU, injunctive and compensatory relief, EU consumer and marketing law, Group/ collective litigation
The European Commission has been addressing collective redress issues for almost 20 years, initially in particular in the context of consumer protection and competition policy. On the basis of a broader horizontal approach, the Commission adopted a Recommendation on 11 June 2013 on common principles for injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanisms in the Member States concerning violations of rights granted under Union law ('the Recommendation') [pp. 60-65]. The Recommendation established principles which should be applicable in relation to violations of rights granted under Union law across all policy fields and in relation to both injunctive and compensatory relief. It follows from the Recommendation that all Member States should have collective redress systems at national level that follow the same basic principles throughout the Union, taking into account the legal traditions of the Member States and safeguarding against potential abuse.
How to cite: Viorescu, R. (2017). A Framework for Collective Redress (Class Actions) Concerning Violations of Rights Granted under Union Law (2013/396/EU). European Journal of Law and Public Administration, 4(2), 13-26. https://doi.org/10.18662/eljpa/10
Commission Recommendation of 11 June 2013 on common principles for injunctive and compensatory collective redress mechanisms in the Member States concerning violations of rights granted under Union law (2013/396/EU) (OJ L 201 p. 60 of 26.7.2013);
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