Another Look at the EEC Judgments Convention: Should Outsiders Be Worried?

01 Jan 1987

This article addresses the problems of "exorbitant" jurisdiction under the EEC Judgments Convention. Specifically, the author discusses the threat that Article 4 of this document may be used by EEC members to exercise in personam jurisdiction against non-member states. The history and usage of "exorbitant" jurisdiction are discussed, with reference to its legal development, its application under the EEC convention, and its importance in terms of the Hague Draft Convention.