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NGOs & legal experts call on EU to allow UK accession to Lugano Convention for greater access to justice for victims


The 2007 Lugano Convention clarifies the jurisdiction of national courts in cross-border civil and commercial litigation and ensures that judgments are enforceable in the countries party to the treaty. It was negotiated by the EU with Iceland, Norway and Switzerland.

NGOs and legal expert are concerned that the European Commission's recommendation to refuse the UK to access the Lugano Convention will prevent overseas victims of human rights harm by UK companies to access to justice.