Regulation BIa: a standard for free circulation of judgments and mutual trust in the EU (JUDGTRUST)

Nov 1, 2018 - Jul 31, 2022

Project description

The JUDGTRUST project identifies best practices and provides guidelines in the interpretation and application of Regulation (EU) 1215/2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Regulation BIa). The project evaluates to what extent the introduced changes in 2012 (as compared to the then existing Regulation (EC) 44/2001) have achieved the intended aim, what the remaining shortcomings are, and whether further changes are useful. It also examines how legislative projects on the global level and political developments influence the application of the Regulation. In addition, the project aims at enhancing a general understanding of the autonomous nature of the EU legal sources. It improves the conditions for a more uniform interpretation and application of the Regulation and consequently promotes mutual trust and efficiency of cross-border resolution of civil and commercial disputes. The project consists of research and the organisation of a specialised Moot Court Competition.

The project carried out by the Asser Institute (Vesna Lazic, senior researcher and project leader and Chukwuma Okoli, researcher), in cooperation with Universität Hamburg, University of Antwerp and Internationaal Juridisch Instituut. The project is funded by the Justice Programme of the European Union (2014-2020) (JUST-AG-2017).

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