Brussels and Lugano Conventions – Regulation No 44/2001
Brussels and Lugano Conventions on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters
The Contracting States to the Lugano Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters have set up a system for the exchange of information on judgments delivered under that convention and the Brussels Convention, which is largely identical to the Lugano Convention.
That system, estabished pursuant to Protocol No 2 annexed to the Lugano Convention, includes, inter alia, the communication of information gathered by the Registrar of the Court of Justice, designated as the central body.
To that end, a selection of national decisions and certain judgments of the Court of Justice have been sent periodically since 1992 to the national authorities designated by the Contracting States.
Since the entry into force of Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 which replaced the Brussels Convention, the most important relevant decisions, likely to affect the interpretation of the Lugano Convention, have also been included.
At the request of the Contracting States, submitted in the context of the Standing Committee set up for the purposes of the abovementioned Protocol No 2, the documents sent are also published on this site.
The reports drawn up on the basis of the documents sent under the aegis of the Standing Committee are available on the internet site of the Federal Office of Justice (Switzerland).