7.01 This chapter deals with the general aspects of jurisdiction. The discussion will be focused on Brussels and Lugano, since Hague is concerned only with one special kind of jurisdiction. 7.02 Jurisdiction is a concept with many meanings.1 We are concerned with jurisdiction to adjudicate (judicial jurisdiction), which is the power to subject persons or things to legal proceedings. It arises in various contexts, but we are concerned solely with the international (and inter-territorial)2 context. It is usually divided into two categories: jurisdiction in personam...
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