Conclusion of the third meeting of the Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

From 13 to 17 November 2017, the Special Commission on the Judgments Project met in The Hague. The Special Commission was attended by 180 participants from 57 States and one Regional Economic Integration Organisation (“REIO”), representing Members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Also in attendance as Observers were 5 interested non-Member States, and 14 international governmental and non-governmental organisations. The Special Commission reviewed the February 2017 Draft Convention and completed the November 2017 Draft Convention. The Special Commission will propose to the March 2018 meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy that the Special Commission reconvene in mid-2018 with a focus on a limited number of issues that would benefit from further discussion at a plenary meeting, and that a Diplomatic Session be convened in mid-2019.