Effective interim relief? A doctrinal and empirical study of interim relief in the context of large-scale construction projects
PhD student: Mrs A. Houben
Promotors: Prof Ch.W. Backes, Dr A.M.L. Jansen
Duration: 1/9/2015 - 31/8/2018
Recent cases suggest that interim relief does not work well with large-scale construction projects. Administrative decisions have been suspended when projects were already nearing completion and large investments had been made. In other cases, administrative decisions have not been suspended for the sole reason that the project in question was already mostly completed. This study examines how interim relief in the context of large-scale construction projects functions in reality. On the basis of the requirements of European, Dutch and German law, it develops recommendations for the improvement of the interim relief procedure and its embedment in the decision-making process.