Prof Christine Riefa (University of Reading) specialises in consumer and e-commerce/new-tech law. Prof Riefa is widely published on these topics with work cited in official documents from international institutions (incl. The World Economic Forum, UNCTAD, the OECD) and academic scholarship.
Prof Christine Riefa (University of Reading) specialises in consumer and e-commerce/new-tech law. Prof Riefa is widely published on these topics with work cited in official documents from international institutions (incl. The World Economic Forum, UNCTAD, the OECD) and academic scholarship. She was this year’s Keynote speaker at the UNCTAD’s Intergovernmental Group of Expert.
She leads the project www.crossborderenforcement.com looking for solutions to improve cross-border enforcement in consumer protection. Prof Riefa is a Board Member of the International Association of Consumer Law and a founding editor of the Journal of European Consumer and Market Law (EuCML, published by Beck and available on Springer Link).
Her latest books include: Consumer Theories of Harm, an economic approach to consumer law
enforcement and policy making (Hart 2019); Vulnerable Consumers and the Law (Routledge 2021).
Prof Riefa is currently:
– part of the consultative group advising the class representative on Elizabeth Helen Coll v Alphabet Inc and others, a case in front of the Competition Appeal Tribunal in the UK.
– a member of the United Nations Working Group on Consumer Protection in E-Commerce as part of UNCTAD Inter-Governmental Group of Experts.
– a member of the Consultative Group of Experts of the Committee for the development of an International Code for the Protection of Tourists at the World Tourism Organisation (A specialised agency of the United Nations).
– the expert to the rapporteur on the reform of the product safety directive at the European Economic and Social Committee.
The Global Class Actions and Mass Torts Conference is a prestigious international event that focuses on the concept of collective redress, which refers to legal mechanisms that allow a large group of individuals who have suffered similar harm or injury to pursue their claims together as a single entity.