Third Meeting of the ILA Committee on the Protection of Privacy in Private International and Procedural Law, Luxembourg (18-19 January 2016)
With respect to the recognition and enforcement of judgments, the Committee expressed vivid interest in the work undertaken in the framework of the Hague Conference on Private International Law on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. Above all, the Committee was interested in the Judgments Project and the Proposed Draft Text submitted to the participants to the Council last November by the Working Group on the Judgments Project, as well as in the 2005 Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements.
In her presentation, Cristina Mariottini walked through the history of the Judgments Project as well as the architecture of the Proposed Draft Text. She then addressed the exclusion of defamation from the scope of the Proposed Draft Text, and proceeded to show how a defamation judgment would circulate under the Proposed Draft Text if it were not excluded from its scope. A lively discussion followed. The participants expressed appreciation for the potential of the Judgments Project and the work carried out in the framework of the Hague Conference.