European Legal Information Institute - gemeinnützige GmbH (ELII) (Germany)
The project's objective were (1) the collection of the case law of the courts of the Member States on the application of Regulations Rome I and Rome II and of the Rome Convention of 19 June 1980 where relevant for the interpretation of Regulation Rome I, (2) its preparation with multilingual legal meta information, and (3) the development, from the meta information, of "Compendia" on Regulations Rome I and Rome II. The case law and the Compendia have been published in the multilingual legal information system "unalex. The Portal to International Law".
The project was based on the cooperation of the European Legal Information Institute (ELII) in Munich, DE, acting as applicant and lead partner, with the university of Innsbruck, AT, and the university of Genoa, IT. The project furthermore included individual expert researchers in the area of private international law from further Member States.
The project consisted in the selection of the European case law relevant for the correct uniform interpretation of the Rome I and the Rome II Regulations in all Member States, including the case law on the Rome Convention of 1980 in as far as still relevant for the interpretation of Regulation Rome I. The selected case law were provided with legal meta information consisting in case headnotes, keywords, and in as far as possible case summaries. Based on the meta information structured case overviews have been constructed for each of the articles of the Rome I and Rome II Regulations. The case overviews were further developed with the addition of "arguments", consisting each of a piece of explanatory text and the case headnotes to which it refers as "Compendia" a format of systematic article-by-article comment based on the relevant case law on the respective instrument articles. The legal meta information produced and the Compendia were prepared in the English, German, French, and Italian.