I. The Notion. - II. The Relevant Provisions in EU Private International Law: A. The Three Basic Features of Forum Necessitatis in EU Legislation; B. Necessity as a Ground of Jurisdiction Outside the Measures that Explicitly Refer to it. - III. Domestic Case Law Relating to Forum of Necessity: A. The 2014 Ruling of the High Court of England and Wales; B. The 2015 Ruling of the Federal Supreme Court of Germany; C. Other Situations where Jurisdiction may be Asserted on Grounds of Necessity. - IV. Concluding Remarks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPlanning the Future of Cross Border Families - A Path Through Coordination
EditorsI. Viarengo, F.C. Villata
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Access to justice
  • Accesso alla giustizia
  • Competenza giurisdizionale
  • Jurisdiction


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