Brussels Regulation No. (44/2001) on Recognition and Enforcement  on Foreign Judgments Cover Image

Признање и извршење страних судских одлука - правила Брисел I регулативе (44/2001)
Brussels Regulation No. (44/2001) on Recognition and Enforcement on Foreign Judgments

Author(s): Jelena M. Belović
Subject(s): Law, Constitution, Jurisprudence, EU-Legislation
Published by: Правни факултет Универзитета у Источном Сарајеву
Keywords: Brussels Convention from 1968;Brussels I Regulation; European law;Jurisdiction;Recognition and enforcement;
Summary/Abstract: There has been more than a decade since the adoption of Brussels I Regulation on court jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of civil and commercial awards in European Union. The Regulation entered into force on 1 of March, 2002, replacing the Brussels Convention from 1968.As the above mentioned Convention, the Regulation is perceived as a unification instrument considering jurisdiction rules created in order to enable “the free flow of judgments between the member states”. The importance of both instruments is reflected in facilitating recognition and enforcement of decisions rendered by EU member states or, formerly by signatory states to the Convention.This article analyses the Brussels I provisions, comparing its differences and similarities with Convention’s provisions. The author endeavored to attract the writer’s attention in following questions: exclusive and particular jurisdiction, jurisdiction in consumer and employment matters, jurisdiction agreements and parallel or related proceedings in another member state.