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Norwegian Civil Procedure Under the Influence of EU Law

  • Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen
  • Magne StrandbergEmail author
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Part of the Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice book series (IUSGENT, volume 70)

Abstract

The influence of the European Union on the civil justice systems of European countries is remarkable, also on those of the non-EU Member States. One example is Norway, which has integrated EU rules on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters, thereby recognizing the judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU as legal sources. However, there are also other indirect ways in which the EU manages to affect Norwegian law, since Norway is a part of the European economic area. This contribution addresses the indirect influence of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, the general principles of non-discrimination on grounds of nationality, and principles of equivalence and effectiveness, as well as EU secondary law on the Norwegian legal system.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Halvard Haukeland Fredriksen
    • 1
  • Magne Strandberg
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Faculty of LawUniversity of BergenBergenNorway

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