The Small Claims procedure is based on Council Regulation 861/2007 of 11 July 2007 establishing a European small claims procedure. This Regulation seeks to improve and simplify procedures in civil and commercial matters where the value of the claim does not exceed 2000€. The regulation provides 4 standard forms and establishes time limits for the parties and the court in order to speed up litigation.
The XML Schemas have been created following the principles of the UN/CEFACT Core Components Technical Specification (CCTS), through the use of the Metadata Workbench of the Dutch Ministry of Justice. The initial modelling is done in the context of e-CODEX Work Package WP6 'Document standards and semantics'.