Travelling with Judges: Brief Reflections on the Roadmap on Comparative Law Developed by the Network of Presidents of the Supreme Judicial Courts of the European Union



This article accompanies a Roadmap on the judicial use of comparative law, which was developed by judges from different European supreme courts. This document is published in this issue of Utrecht Law Review. Brief reflections on relevant scholarly aspects help the reader to appreciate the meaning and value of this Roadmap for contemporary judicial functioning in Member States of the European Union. Addressed aspects concern the legitimacy of judicial comparativism and the methodological quality of the Roadmap. This analysis leads to a conclusion about the Roadmap’s potential to enhance the quality of judicial decision-making and support dialogues of courts with their foreign counterparts as well as with other legal and societal audiences.

  • Year: 2021
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 1
  • Page/Article: 1–5
  • DOI: 10.36633/ulr.690
  • Published on 26 May 2021
  • Peer Reviewed