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Exequatur

Exequatur, is a concept specific to the private international law Choose translations of the previous link  and refers to the decision by a court authorising the enforcement in that country of a judgment, arbitral award, authentic instruments Choose translations of the previous link  or court settlement given abroad.

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  • EU acquis

    Also known as "acquis communautaire". The entire body of legislation of the EU, of which a significant body relates to justice. Applicant countries must accept the acquis before they can join the EU.

  • EU law

    EU law means the set of rules adopted by the European Union. EU law consists mainly of the Treaties, the instruments adopted by the institutions under the Treaties, such as Regulations Choose translations of the previous link  and Directives Choose translations of the previous link . The case-law of the Court of Justice is also one of the sources of EU law. EU law is distinguished from public international law Choose translations of the previous link  in a number of respects.

  • Enforceability

    Enforceability is a concept of civil procedure. Judgments are enforceable in that they can be enforced Choose translations of the previous link  with the aid, if necessary, of the forces of law and order. Judgments and authentic instruments Choose translations of the previous link , that are certified enforceable, are the main documents that are enforceable. Enforceability is confined to the State of the court which gave the judgment. To be enforceable abroad, the judgment must be declared enforceable (by what is known in some countries as the exequatur Choose translations of the previous link  procedure) or in the UK and in Ireland be registered.

  • Enforcement

    The enforcement of a judgment consists of securing compliance with it, if necessary by means of coercion as allowed by the law, including the intervention of the forces of law and order. If you win your case in the courts but the other side does not spontaneously comply with the court's order, you can go to the police or a bailiff, depending on the situation, to have the judgment carried out.

  • Exequatur

    Exequatur, is a concept specific to the private international law Choose translations of the previous link  and refers to the decision by a court authorising the enforcement in that country of a judgment, arbitral award, authentic instruments Choose translations of the previous link  or court settlement given abroad.