Year
Stage
Relevant documentation
2017

The Council on General Affairs and Policy welcomed the very good progress made towards the preparation of a draft Convention and mandated the convocation of a third meeting of the Special Commission.

The Council welcomed the very good progress made on this Project, which was confirmed as a priority for the Organisation, and the successful completion of two meetings of the Special Commission on the Judgments Project towards the preparation of a draft Convention. The Council instructed the Secretary General to convene a third meeting of the Special Commission, tentatively scheduled from 13 to 17 November 2017. The Council took note of the Special Commission’s recommendation that a Diplomatic Conference may be convened towards the end of 2018 or early 2019.

Conclusions and Recommendations adopted by the Council (see paragraphs 5-7)
 

From 16 to 24 February 2017, the Special Commission on the Judgments Project met in The Hague for the second time.

The Special Commission on the Judgments Project met in The Hague for the second time from 16 to 24 February 2017 and produced the February 2017 draft Convention.

February 2017 draft Convention

February 2017 Special Commission Documentation

2016

From 1 to 9 June 2016, the Special Commission on the Judgments Project met in The Hague.

In accordance with the Conclusions and Recommendations of the 2016 meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Conference, the Special Commission was convened to prepare a preliminary draft Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. This preliminary draft Convention will be further discussed at a second meeting of the Special Commission, which is expected to take place from 16 to 24 February 2017.

2016 preliminary draft Convention

2016 Special Commission Documentation
 

Council on General Affairs and Policy welcomed the completion by the Working Group of a Proposed Draft Text and decided to set up a Special Commission to prepare a draft Convention.

The Council decided to set up a Special Commission to prepare a draft Convention. The Council also endorsed the recommendation of the Working Group that matters relating to direct jurisdiction (including exorbitant grounds and lis pendens / declining jurisdiction) should be put for consideration to the Experts’ Group of the Judgments Project soon after the Special Commission has drawn up a draft Convention.

Conclusions and Recommendations adopted by the Council (see paragraphs 11-14)