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Part II Connecting Factors, Scope, and Definitions, 3 Scope of the Regulation and Definitions

From: European Private International Family Law: The Brussels IIb Regulation

Michael Wilderspin

From: Oxford Legal Research Library (http://olrl.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 04 March 2024

Child abduction — International Scope — Marriage — Matrimonial causes — Jurisdiction under the Brussels II Regulation

This chapter elaborates on the scope of the Brussels IIb Regulation. It clarifies that the Brussels IIb Regulation does not apply in any way to Denmark and United Kingdom, unlike Ireland and France. Moreover, the terminology and definition of the Brussels IIb Regulation changed compared to the Brussels IIa Regulation. The chapter explains the Regulation's material scope surrounding matrimonial matters, divorce, legal separation, annulment, parental responsibility, and child abductions. The personal scope of the Brussels IIb Regulation addresses the rules relating to the international jurisdiction, recognition, and enforcement of both matrimonial matters and parental responsibility. The chapter also mentions the temporal scope of the Regulation that became applicable on 1 August 2022.

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