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Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters

Treaty data

Treaty number
003171
Date of conclusion
27-09-1968
Place of conclusion
Brussel
Provisional application
Entry into force
01-02-1973
Retroactive effect
Termination
Treaty Series
1969, 101
1973, 2
1973, 19
1979, 56
1986, 129
1992, 42
1999, 99
2001, 52
2005, 65
Parliamentary paper
11154
Approval act
1972, 241
Consolidated text
0004663

Comment

For the treaty relations between EFTA countries and EEC member states with regard to enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, see the Convention of Lugano (EVEX) of 16 September 1988 (treaty number 003224). The consolidated text can be found in OJEC C 27 of 26 January 1998. Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 replaces the present Convention as of 1 March 2002 in accordance with article 68, paragraph 1, except with respect to the territories of the Member States which fall within the scope of the present Convention and which, in accordance with article 299 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union fall outside the scope this Regulation. (see Trb. 2005, 65)
In accordance with articles 1 and 2 of the Treaty on the European Union and the Protocol attached to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union regarding the position of Denmark, the provisions of Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 are not binding for, nor applicable in Denmark.
Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001 is supplemented as of 31 May 2002 by Regulation (EC) No.1346/2000 of 29 May 2000 (OJ L 160 of 30 June 2000, p. 1 ff), as of 1 August 2004 by Regulation (EC) No. 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 (OJ L 338 of 23 December 2003, p. 1 ff), amended as of 30 January 2009 by Regulation 4/2009 of 18 December 2008 (OJ L 7 of 10 January 2009, p. 1 ff), as of 8 April 2009 by Regulation (EC) No. 280/2009 of 6 April 2009 (OJ L 93 of 7 April 2009, p. 13 ff) and as of 9 July 2013 by Regulation (EU) No. 566/2013 of 18 June 2013 (OJ L 167 of 19 June 2013, p. 29).

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Provisional application Entry into force Retroactive effect Termination
Netherlands
(in Europe)
01-02-1973
Netherlands
(Bonaire)
Netherlands
(Sint Eustatius)
Netherlands
(Saba)
Aruba 30-06-1986
Curaçao
Sint Maarten

Parties

Parties with a link have a reservation.

Party Signature Provisional application Ratification

S=Signature without reservation or requirement of ratification
R=Ratification, Acceptance, Approval or Notification
A=Accession
Su=Succession
NK=Not Known

Entry into force Renunciation Termination
Austria 01-12-1998 (A) 01-12-1998
Belgium 27-09-1968 16-02-1971 (R) 01-02-1973
Denmark 01-11-1986 (A) 01-11-1986
Finland 01-04-1999 (A) 01-04-1999
France 27-09-1968 13-04-1970 (R) 01-02-1973
Germany 27-09-1968 30-10-1972 (R) 01-02-1973
Greece 01-04-1989 (A) 01-04-1989
Ireland 01-06-1988 (A) 01-06-1988
Italy 27-09-1968 11-08-1972 (R) 01-02-1973
Luxembourg 27-09-1968 22-11-1972 (R) 01-02-1973
Netherlands, the Kingdom of the 27-09-1968 26-06-1972 (R) 01-02-1973
Portugal 01-07-1992 (A) 01-07-1992
Spain 01-02-1991 (A) 01-02-1991
Sweden 01-01-1999 (A) 01-01-1999
United Kingdom 01-01-1987 (A) 01-01-1987

Extensions

United Kingdom

Extended to Entry into force Termination
Gibraltar 01-10-1998

Child treaties

Title Date of conclusion Place of conclusion
Protocol on the interpretation by the Court of Justice of the Convention of 27 September 1968 on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters 03-06-1971 Luxemburg
Convention on the accession of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters and to the Protocol on its interpretation by the Court of Justice 09-10-1978 Luxemburg
Convention on the accession of the Hellenic Republic to the Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters, and to the Protocol regarding its interpretation by the Court of Justice, as amended by the Treaty concerning the accession of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland 25-10-1982 Luxemburg
Convention on the Accession of the Kingdom of Spain and the Portuguese Republic to the Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters and to the Protocol on its Interpretation by the Court of Justice with the Adjustments made to them by the Convention on the Accession of the Kingdom of Denmark, of Ireland and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and the Adjustments made to them by the Convention on the Accession of the Hellenic Republic 26-05-1989 Donostia-San Sebastian
Convention on the accession of the Republic of Austria, the Republic of Finland and the Kingdom of Sweden to the Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters and to the Protocol on its interpretation by the Court of Justice, with the adjustments made to them by the Convention on the accession of the Kingdom of Denmark, of Ireland and of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, by the Convention on the accession of the Hellenic Republic and by the Convention on the accession of the Kingdom of Spain and the Portuguese Republic 29-11-1996 Brussel

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