This book examines the phenomenon of mass litigation from a comparative and private international law perspective by looking at the extraterritorial impact of collective redress litigation. The contributions explore the way in which collective redress issues span frontiers, and thereby engage with complex transnational issues. Over and above the analysis of the case law and doctrinal debate of this topic, this book also suggests possible solutions to the challenges identified, such as the reform or adoption of international and European norms. The comparative law perspective is also an essential reference point for reflections on the key issues of this topic.
The origin of this book was in a series of projects on collective redress undertaken by the undersigned at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law in London. The objective of this work was to examine and understand the collective redress phenomenon from a transversal perspective, taking account of how mass litigation is understood in comparative and international law. The contributors to this book bring a wealth of experience so as to give insight into this increasingly important topic.
We are indebted to Oxford University Press for their efficient and helpful handling of the production process. We also thank Rhonson Salim for his invaluable assistance during the editing process.