Conference on International Litigation in the Asia Pacific Region highlights Hague Conference instruments and initiatives which facilitate the resolution of cross-border legal disputes

From 23 to 24 September 2013, a Conference on International Litigation in the Asia Pacific Region took place in Wuhan, People’s Republic of China. The Conference was dedicated to the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (Choice of Court Convention) and the work carried out by the Hague Conference in the area of international jurisdiction and the recognition and...

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IABA encourages States to join the Apostille, Service, Evidence, Access to Justice, and Choice of Court Conventions

In a recent declaration, the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) has recommended that States join the Hague Conventions on international legal co-operation and litigation, namely the Apostille Convention, Service Convention, Evidence Convention, Access to Justice Convention, and Choice of Court Convention. The declaration comes at a time when a number of States, particularly in Latin America,...

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Landmark international seminar on Hague Choice of Court Convention | Seminario internacional sobre el Convenio de La Haya sobre Acuerdos de Elección de Foro

Government officials, judges, and other experts from various Latin American States acknowledge benefits of the Hague Choice of Court Convention and recognise potential for domestic application in harmony with corresponding regional instruments. A Joint Seminar on Choice of Court in International Litigation was held on 8 November 2010 in Brasilia, Brazil. The Seminar, which was organised by the...

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European Community signs Hague Choice of Court Convention

During the Council on General Affairs, the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements was signed by the European Community. As the Czech Republic is presiding the European Union, the Czech Minister of Justice, H.E. Mr Jirí Pospíšil, signed the Convention on behalf of the European Community. Since Mexico had already acceded in 2007, only...

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US signs 2005 Choice of Court Convention

On Monday 19 January 2009, the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements received its first signature. Mr John B. Bellinger III, Legal Adviser to the US Secretary of State, signed the instrument of signature on behalf of the United States of America. Ms Karen K Johnson, Deputy Legal Counselor of the US Embassy at The Hague, as well as HCCH Secretary General Hans van Loon and...

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