Boston University School of Law

The 'Justice Deficit' Debate in EU Private Law: New Directions

Daniela Caruso

Essay prepared for the Colloquium "Europe's Justice Deficit? Beyond Good Governance," London School of Economics, September 22-23, 2012

Boston University School of Law Working Paper 12-42
(August 23, 2012)


This essay outlines the ongoing debate on the justice deficit of EU private law –the ‘social justice’ debate – and then points at an underexplored avenue of inquiry that is essential for this debate to stay meaningful and constructive. Future research should aim to calibrate EU private law to the socio-economic asymmetries of the EU market, and to counterbalance the uneven weight of uniform rules, where they appear desirable, with proper compensatory mechanisms.

Size:128 KB

Adobe Acrobat Reader v3.01 or greater is required to view this paper.
To obtain a free copy, click the button below


Contact Information

Daniela Caruso

Boston University School of Law
765 Commonwealth Avenue, Rm. 1120F
Boston, MA 02215
Phone: 617-353-7024
Fax: 617-353-3077