Henrik Spang-Hanssen

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on personal/adjudicate jurisdiction from around the world in English - authorized or unauthorized

Officiel Texts in English

Unoffficiel translations in English



(Hague) Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters of 1971

United States of America

US Constitution:

Due Process Clause in section 1 of 14th Amendment of 1868 (in part)

[N]or shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal of the laws."

Due Process Clause in 5th Amendment of 1791(in part)

[N]or shall any person…be deprived of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law..

U.S. Uniform Foreign Money-Judgments Recognition Act

European Union

Council Regulation no. 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 [in force March 2002] on

Jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Official Journal L 012, 16/01/2001 P. 0001 - 0023)
Joined declaration issued by the European Parliament and Commission at the time the Regulation was passed - Statement on Articles 15 and 73

Denmark has asked for a "paralleltreaty". The E.U. Council has authorize the Commission to begin negotiation with Denmark about such a treaty, see Memorandum on E.U. Council meeting of May 8th 2003 from the Danish Minister of Justice to the Europa-Committee of the Danish Parliament (item one on the agenda), at http://www.eu-oplysningen.dk/dokumenter/ft/bilag/2002_2003/20030964. See also Note from the Danish Minister of Justice at http://www.eu-oplysningen.dk/ upload/application/pdf/6b6e44fc/20030897.pdf (visited March 7 2004).

Brussels Convention of 1968 and Lugano Convention of 1988 on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

South America

Inter-American Convention on Extraterritorial validity of Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards of 1979- "Montevideo Convention"



Danish Civil Procedure Code - Chapter 22 on Jurisdiction

April 19, 2004