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11th December 2001
Laid before Parliament
3rd January 2002
Coming into force in accordance with article 1
At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 11th day of December 2001
The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council
Whereas a Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters(1) was signed on 27th September 1968:
And whereas a Protocol on the interpretation of the Convention by the Court of Justice of the European Communities(2) was signed on 3rd June 1971:
And whereas a Convention on the accession of the Kingdom of Denmark, Ireland and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland to the Convention(3) signed by Her Majesty’s Government on 9th October 1978, was ratified on 7th October 1986 by Her Majesty’s Government and entered into force for the United Kingdom on 1st January 1987:
And whereas the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982(4) gave the force of law to these Conventions and to the Protocol in the United Kingdom:
And whereas a Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters(5) was opened for signature at Lugano on 16th September 1988 and signed by Her Majesty’s Government on 18th September 1989:
And whereas the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982, as amended by the Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1991(6), gave the force of law to that Convention in the United Kingdom:
And whereas a Regulation on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters(7) was done on 22nd December 2000:
Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred on Her by section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972(8), is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:
OJ No. L304, 30.10.1978, p. 36.
OJ No. L304, 30.10.1978, p. 50.
OJ No. L304, 30.10.1978, p. 1.
OJ No. L391, 25.11.88, p. 9.
Council Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001.
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