Research Paper

The Rome II Regulation: A Comprehensive Approach to Harmonizing Cross-Border Disputes in the European Union

2 pages | 500 words

The Rome II regulation is a European Union law that aims to unify the rules governing cross-border disputes. The regulation is based on the principles of conflict rules, legal certainty and content-oriented law selection. The concrete case of the Rome II regulation is harmonization of the European Union. The regulation provides for a harmonization of the rules governing the attribution of responsibility in cross-border road traffic accidents. In order to achieve this goal, the regulation lays down a number of specific provisions relating to jurisdiction, choice of law and recognition and enforcement of judgments.