Faculty of Law
Government and Law
2009Beverly Hills, Calif., 2009
The annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. - Beverly Hills, Calif., 1890, currens
622(2009):1, p. 95104-
Belgium illustrates the traditional European civil law tradition of emphasis on principles of civil litigation based on individual rights and standing. That tradition, requiring legislative rather than judicial authorization, has blocked general reform of collective representation and led to gradual recognition of individual and rather complex exceptions, overlaid by EU measures. No innovative reforms have yet crystallized.