When judges create coherency and conformity. A study of bidirectional reasoning in legal practice

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The main objectives of the project are 1) to explain the relevancy of bidirectional reasoning in the context of legal decision making 2) to explain how coherency and conformity can be created within bidirectional reasoning 3) to analyse various advantages and disadvantages caused by bidirectional reasoning and 4) to develop a method for using bidirectional reasoning for interpretation of national law in conformity with European law.

This project is a part of a larger project with the title: Europeanization of Judicial Procedure, and the New Challenges to Fair Trial, in collaboration with the law faculty of Turku, Finland. The leader of the project is prof Antti Jokela (Turku), other collaborating researchers are PhD Mikko Vuorenpää (Turku), Ass prof Laura Ervo (Helsinki), PhD-student Pekka Haapaniemi, (Turku), PhD Eerik Kerganberg (Tarto), PhD-student Jarkko Männistö (Turku) and Kenneth Nordback (Uppsala).

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Gräns, Minna