Law and jurisdiction in divorce proceedings

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Proposal COM (2006) 399, 17 July 2006; [COM (2010) 104, 24 March 2010 - decision; COM (2010) 105, 24 March 2010 – Rome III Reg]
Legal base Article 61(c) EC
Flexibility UK and Ireland have opted out
EP committee vote adopting Gebhardt report, 15 Sep. 2008 (A6-0361/2008); plenary vote 21 Oct. 2008
Council aspects agreed by April 2007 JHA Council; agreement on aspects at 6 June 2008 JHA Council; June and July 2008 JHA Councils discussed prospect of ‘enhanced cooperation’; group of Member States requested enhanced  cooperation, July 2008


Further reading

  • Public register of EU Council Documents: amendment of Reg. 2201/2003 etc.
  • SEMDOC: Regulation 2201/2003 on parental responsibility
  • SEMDOC: Regulation 1347/2000 on jurisdiction over and enforcement of matrimonial and custody judgments
  • European Commission: Divorce - Community law

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