The New Role of the National Judge in the Application of European Rules in the Field of Family Law

Start Date: Monday, April 23, 2012
End Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Category: Civil Law Civil Judicial Cooperation
Venue: Bucharest
Country: Roumania
Leading organisation: National Institute of Magistracy (NIM)
Cooperative Partner:
Language(s): English
Training level:
Target audience:
Participants(EJTN): 10
Contact: Diana Mihaila
Contact e-mail:
Contact phone: +40 214076253

Course Description

Regulation (EC) No 2201/2003 concerning jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in matrimonial matters and the matters of parental responsibility
Due to people’s mobility, occurrences of international marriages are more and more often. If such an international couple decides to divorce, which legal system and laws are applicable? What is the impact of EU law on national systems of private law, more precisely family law? How should EU Member States' courts determine the habitual residence of the child?

The seminar will include a debate on best practices on how to avoid a dispute between national courts over recognizing custody orders and on the impact of the Charter of fundamental rights.

From a procedural point of view, a discussion of the reasons for using the urgent preliminary procedure when contact between the child and one of the parents had been broken is welcome.

For this seminar NIM is covering accommodation and meals for all the participants. International transport will remain in the charge of each participant.