EU international family law and third states


  • Katarína Burdová Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law



EU international family law, personal-territorial scope, Brussels IIbis Regulation, Maintenance Regulation


The aim of this contribution is to consider whether common provisions of the Brussels IIbis Regulation and of the Maintenance Regulation supersede the national rules only in so far as a given situation has substantial connections to the EU or in all situations irrespective of such connections. We will consider external effect (effect on extra-Union cross-border family cases) of the abovementioned Regulations on the basis of analysis of personal-territorial scope of their application.


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How to Cite

Burdová, K. (2017). EU international family law and third states. Bratislava Law Review, 1(1), 143–148.



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