Brussels IIa: Towards a Review

15-09-2015

The Brussels IIa Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility), which since 1 March 2005 has applied to all Member States except Denmark, is about to be reviewed. The European Parliament will be consulted in this process. This notes aims to clarify the scope of the regulation which relates to other international instruments. It applies to family disuptes with a cross-border dimension, for instance when the family breaks up, and in particular in relation to children. The note includes a selected bibliography.

The Brussels IIa Regulation (Council Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility), which since 1 March 2005 has applied to all Member States except Denmark, is about to be reviewed. The European Parliament will be consulted in this process. This notes aims to clarify the scope of the regulation which relates to other international instruments. It applies to family disuptes with a cross-border dimension, for instance when the family breaks up, and in particular in relation to children. The note includes a selected bibliography.