Legal Library

  1. International Conventions
    The Hague Convention of 4 May 1971 on the Law Applicable to Traffic Accidents
    Convention of The Hague

    Lugano Convention on jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (2011). Link

    Road Traffic / Signs
    Road Traffic and Road Signs and Signals Agreements and Conventions (1949 and 1968). Link UNECE

  2. European Law
    1. Directives
      Road traffic accidents
      First Directive (consolidated version)
      Second Directive (consolidated version)
      Third Directive (consolidated version)
      Fourth Directive (consolidated version)
      Fifth Directive
      Directive 2009/103/EC

      Driving licence
      Third Directive of 20 December 2006 on driving licences (Recast)

      Traffic offences
      Directive (EU) 2015/413 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2015 facilitating cross-border exchange of information on road-safety-related traffic offences. Link

    2. Regulations
      Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters
      Council Regulation No 44/2001 (valid until 9 January 2015)

      Regulation (EU) No 1215/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2012 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. Link

      Regulation (EC) No 864/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations (Rome II). Link

    3. Various
      Council Framework Decision on the mutual recognition to financial penalties of 24 February 2005

  3. European Jurisdiction
    Judgement of the Court of Justice of the EC of 13 December 2007 (C-463/06 – Odenbreit)

    Traffic offences

    Judgment of the Court (Grand Chamber) of 6 May 2014. European Commission v European Parliament and Council of the European Union.

    Action for annulment – Directive 2011/82/EU – Cross-border exchange of information on road safety related traffic offences – Choice of legal basis – Article 87(2)(a) TFEU – Article 91 TFEU – Maintenance of the effects of the directive in case of annulment.
    Case C-43/12.

     Passenger rights

     Judgment of the Court of 4 September 2014.
    Germanwings GmbH v Ronny Henning.
    Reference for a preliminary ruling: Landesgericht Salzburg – Austria.
    Reference for a preliminary ruling – Air transport – Regulation (EC) No 261/2004 – Articles 2, 5 and 7 – Right to compensation in the event of a long delay to a flight – Length of delay – Concept of ‘arrival time’.
    Case C-452/13.

    Driving Licence

    Judgment of the Court of 23 April 2015.
    Sevda Aykul v Land Baden-Württemberg.
    Reference for a preliminary ruling: Verwaltungsgericht Sigmaringen – Germany.
    Reference for a preliminary ruling – Directive 2006/126/EC – Mutual recognition of driving licences – Refusal of a Member State to recognise, in the case of a person having driven under the influence of narcotic substances, the validity of a driving licence issued by another Member State.
    Case C-260/13.

  4. National LawGermany
    Guidelines for transactions with other countries in criminal matters (RiVASt) – in German

    National implementation of the Framework decision on the mutual recognition on financial penalties (IRG) – in German

  5. National Jurisdiction
    under construction
  6. Various
    Green paper on the presumption of innocence
    Answer of 8 September 2006 given by the Commission (Wallis)
    Answer of 23 November 2006 given by the Commission (Question Lehne)
    Commission Staff Working Document on certain issues relating to Motor Insurance
    ROME II Study on compensation of cross-border victims in the EU – Final Report November 30th 2008
    Legal Opinion of the EP’s Legal Service
    Draft Report with recommendations to the Commission on limitation periods /
    European Parliament resolution (1 February 2007)
    FRANCE Indemnisation Directe en Assurance Automobile : L’IRCA
    FRANCE-Organised Travels- Consumer protection 2011
    The future of the handling of cross-border claims in Europe (EEA)
    Summary Report of Work effected by the Jurists Group
    Bericht mit Empfehlungen an die Kommission zu einer 5. Richtlinie des Europäischen Parlaments
    European disability rating scale