The Judgments Project
About the Judgments Project
The "Judgments Project" refers to the work undertaken by the Hague Conference since 1992 on two key aspects of private international law in cross-border litigation in civil and commercial matters: the international jurisdiction of courts and the recognition and enforcement of their judgments abroad.
Initially, the Judgments Project focussed on developing a broad convention, which was subsequently scaled down to focus on international cases involving choice of court agreements. This led to the conclusion of the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements ("Choice of Court Convention"). For more information on the Choice of Court Convention, see the specialised "Choice of Court Section".
In 2011, the Hague Conference on Private International Law was mandated to assess the possible merits of resuming the Judgments Project (i.e., beyond the Choice of Court Convention).
In 2012, the Members of the Hague Conference agreed to re-launch work on the Judgments Project.
Chronology of the Judgments Project (including relevant documentation)
Recent developments (2010 onwards)
Focus on international litigation involving choice of court agreements (2002-2003)
Response to the preliminary draft convention (2000-2001)
Preparation of a preliminary draft convention (1997-1999)
Preliminary work (1992-1996)
The originating proposal (1992)
A bibliography relating to the Judgments Project is available here.