The New Brussels II Regulation
The new Brussels II Regulation applies to persons who are either nationals, habitually resident, or domiciled in a member state of the European Community. It deals with issues concerning jurisdiction and recognition in respect of dissolution of marriage and parental responsibility. In relation to decisions regarding parental responsibility, the new regulation is much wider in scope than its predecessor, since it extends to measures for the protection of all children and is not limited to consideration of their interests in the context of matrimonial proceedings. This supplement to International Movement of Children: Law, Practice, and Procedure, the established authoritative text in the area, provides a comprehensive guide to the complexities of the new Brussels II Regulation, including detailed examination of jurisdictional matters, enforcement of access rights, and the revised rules governing international child abduction. The Appendices contain all relevant source material including the full text of the new Regulation.
Publication Date: 11/1/2005