The European Commission for the Efficiency of Justice

European Day of Justice

25 October 2011


United Kingdom


The Scottish Government, together with the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh, co-hosted an event to mark EU Civil Justice Day, on the afternoon of Thursday 3 November in the Dome, New Register House.

The event focused on a number of key developments in EU civil law that have a significant domestic impact Ė both for citizens and for those who advise them. The event was supported by the European Commissionís office in Scotland. Speakers, including from the UK Permanent Representation to the EU in Brussels and the Polish Ministry of Justice, offered a series of short briefings, followed by discussions, on EU legislation in the field of civil justice.

Topics for discussion included child abduction; cross-border child maintenance; and the recasting of the Brussels I regulation on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.



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