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Virtual meeting, 2021

The 31st meeting of the Group has been held on 17 and 18 September 2021 in virtual mode. The Group continued its work on proposals for European instruments on rights in rem and corporate responsibility for human rights and the environment. It also continued its work …

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Alegría Borrás Rodríguez (1943-2020)

La disparition d’Alegría Borrás Rodríguez laisse un vide douloureux et touche le GEDIP de manière marquante. Alegría fut parmi les membres fondateurs de notre association, son intégration au groupe ayant été recommandée par François Rigaux compte tenu de sa réputation, déjà à l’époque, d’internationaliste confirmée. Dès …

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EU legal initiative on the recognition of parenthood

The EU has launched a legislative initiative on the recognition of parenthood between Member States. The adoption of a Proposal for a Regulation is foreseen for the second quarter of 2022. The inception impact assessment and the feed-back received is available at https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/12878-Cross-border-family-situations-recognition-of-parenthood_en . The public …

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Functional recognition of same-sex parenthood for the benefit of mobile Union citizens – Brief comments on the CJEU’s Pancharevo judgment

Johan MeeusenUniversity of Antwerp, Belgium; www.uantwerpen.be/johan-meeusen Introduction The judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in the Pancharevo case (CJEU 14 December 2021, V.M.A./Stolichna obshtina, rayon ‘Pancharevo’, C-490/20, ECLI:EU:C:2021:1008) was eagerly awaited. A few years ago, in Coman (judgment of 5 June …

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Oslo, 2022

At its 32nd meeting, held in Oslo at the invitation of Professor Guiditta Cordero-Moss, GEDIP continued its work on the law applicable to rights in rem, initiating the discussion on the insertion of a chapter on cultural property, in particular the question of the definition of …

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The OE/VY case: the CJEU takes a pragmatic approach to the nationality privilege of Article 3(1)(a) Brussels IIa Regulation (Johan Meeusen, comment on ECJ, 10 February 2022, C-522/20)

On 10 February 2022, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) rendered its judgment in case C-522/20, OE/VY (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:62020CJ0522; ECLI:EU:C:2022:87). It ruled that the sixth indent of Article 3(1)(a) of the Brussels IIa Regulation (Regulation 2201/2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments …

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C. Kohler, Private international law aspects of the Commission’s proposal for a directive on SLAPPs (“Strategic lawsuits against public participation”)

Summary I. The Commission’s proposal               A. Context and purpose               B. Safeguards in court proceedings brought before the courts of the Member States II. Conflict rules in the proposed directive               A. Protection against judgments from third countries               B. A forum actoris for claims …

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