The author of this article, through the study of the joint EC sources of law, peruses the severalEuropean regulations on judicial cooperation in civil matters. In the first part, the article illustrates the Europeancompetence in civil matters having cross-border implications and deals with the EC regulation n.2201/2003, socalled Brussels II bis, regarding jurisdiction in civil matters relating to divorce, legal separation or marriageannulment. Thereafter, the article reviews jurisdiction in other relevant EC regulations and compares thedifferent provisions. The article provides a framework to determine within which limits the Europeanregulations allow to bring, before the same court, matrimonial matters and related claims, such as maintenanceobligations and parental responsibility. The purpose of this article is to overcome the fragmentation of theEuropean provisions on jurisdiction, in order to find out if it is possible to bring the different claims before thesame court; in this way it could be possible for the parties to avoid several proceedings and obtain effectiveaccess to justice.
|Numero di pagine||51|
|Rivista||CIVIL PROCEDURE REVIEW|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2014|