Paris, 12 May 2017: Symposium on the Recast of the Brussels IIbis Regulation

On Friday, 12 May 2017, Professor Sabine Corneloup and Alexandre Boiché will organize a symposium on the recast of the Brussels IIbis Regulation in Paris. The following announcement has been kindly provided by Professor Corneloup:

“On June 30th 2016, the European Commission submitted a proposal for the revision of Regulation n° 2201/2003 of 27 November 2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility. While the overall operation of the Regulation is considered to be satisfactory, the Regulation has shortcomings and lacks clarity on some points, in particular with regard to questions of parental responsibility. Problems encountered include excessive delays, caused by imprecisions in the Regulation on the length of proceedings, or by the necessity to obtain the exequatur. Cross-border recognition and enforcement of decisions are still too often hampered by divergent national practices, may it be the hearing of the child or the enforcement measures that may be taken. Furthermore, the role of the central authorities has not been defined with sufficient precision, possibly leading to dysfunctional cross-border cooperation, thus jeopardizing mutual trust between Member States and the protection of the fundamental rights of children. Regarding matrimonial matters, on the other hand, the Commission proposes the status quo: choice of court agreements are not among the innovations selected.
The symposium brings together experts from the academic and institutional worlds as well as from the bar, who share their experience in order to work together to reach solutions to the problems and shortcomings observed.”

The full programme is available here.

The event will take place at:

University Paris II, Panthéon-Assas
Centre Vaugirard 1
391 rue de Vaugirard
75015 Paris

The conference will be held in French.

For further information and registration, please contact Ms Laurence Tacquard:
+ 33 1 44 41 56 01