The role of the Dutch government in delivering collective redress for consumers
PhD student: Mrs A.H.H. Wouters
Promotors: E. Bauw, T.M.C. Arons, Mrs Dr E.F.D. Engelhard
Duration: 1/2/2020 - 31/1/2024
The PhD research focuses on the question of whether the Dutch government should play a role in delivering collective redress for consumers. At the moment, the Dutch government does not play a significant role in delivering collective redress for consumers, but 'merely' establishes the legal framework. A look beyond the Dutch borders illustrates that alternative systems are also possible. In this context, one could first of all think of a system in which the government (financially) supports private parties in their role in delivering collective redress for consumers. A more far-reaching alternative could involve a more direct role for the government, for example in its role as a regulator, by litigating or negotiating compensation for injured consumers.