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Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments in Europe - The Brussels I Regulation, the Lugano Convention, and the Hague Choice of Court Convention by Hartley, Trevor C (20th July 2017)

Part I General and Introductory, 2 International and Territorial Application

From: Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments in Europe: The Brussels I Regulation, the Lugano Convention, and the Hague Choice of Court Convention

Trevor C Hartley

Subject(s):
International Scope — Jurisdictional agreements and the Brussels Regulation — Territorial Applications — Jurisdiction under the Brussels-Lugano Regime — Jurisdiction under the Brussels I Regulation — Jurisdiction under the Brussels II Regulation — Jurisdiction under the Lugano Convention — Jurisdiction under the traditional rules

This chapter discusses the scope of the Brussels 2012, Lugano 2007, and the Hague Convention. This is an important issue because if a case is outside their scope, they will not apply. It considers the international and territorial aspects: the rule that the instruments apply only in situations with an international element; and the fact that they apply only to particular territories. All three instruments apply in the European Union as part of EU law. Their territorial scope is, first and foremost, to be determined by looking at the EU Treaties. In the non-EU Parties to Lugano and Hague, the position is different. In those States, the instruments apply by virtue of international law.

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