Working with ERI

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Within Utrecht University

ERI is not a separate research group, but is a research cluster that together with the incumbent research groups strives to renew and deepen Utrecht’s existing research in the field of Institutions of Conflict Resolution and Empirical Legal Research. The AIOs and researchers who are part of ERI are also affiliated with at least one of the legal research groups:

The Montaigne Institute for the Rule of Law and Justice
RENFORCE: the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe
UCALL: the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law
UCERF: the Utrecht Centre for European Research into Family Law 
UCWOSL: the Utrecht Centre for Water, Oceans and Sustainability Law

Collaboration with sister faculties

The Law Sector Plan has several objectives in the areas of research, education and human resources. Together with our sister faculties in the country, we strive to achieve these objectives. ERI contributes to this through collaboration on two substantive themes: Institutions of Conflict Resolution (COI) and Empirical Legal Studies (ELS).

ERI cooperates with Radboud University Nijmegen and Leiden University on the theme 'Institutions of Conflict Resolution'. Together, large and small projects are developed and conferences/theme days are organised. Themes such as legitimacy and the role of the courts and alternative institutions in conflict resolution are important themes that are dealt with in this partnership. See the Institutions for Conflict Resolution Network:

Institutions for Conflict Resolution Network

Under the banner of 'Empirical Legal Studies', ERI collaborates with sister faculties at Leiden University, the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Rotterdam University and Groningen University. Together they strive to strengthen and improve empirical legal research in the Netherlands and abroad. They do so in the area of research by bringing young researchers together and coaching them, but also in the area of education. Moreover, this group works together within the Network for Empirical Legal Research, originally funded by NWO, in which other faculties are also represented, so that the development of ELS is not limited to the five universities participating in the sector plan.

Other related research groups and publications are:

  • Interuniversity Research School on Empirical Legal Studies (ELS Academy)
  • European Society for Empirical Legal Studies (ESELS)
  • European Journal for Empirical Legal Studies (EJELS)
  • Institutions of Conflict Resolution (COI) Blogs