First Anniversary of the Judgments Convention

Today marks the first anniversary of the HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention, following its adoption at the Twenty-Second Session of the HCCH on 2 July 2019. Negotiated by over 400 delegates from around the world, the Convention deals with the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil or commercial matters. The negotiations which led to the adoption of the Judgments Convention are...

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New Members, new requests and new accessions

On 4 March 2020, during the meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP), the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Uzbekistan, deposited their instruments of acceptance of the Statute, thus becoming the 84th and 85th Members of the HCCH, respectively.  The Dominican Republic was represented at the ceremony by Mr Braulio Alcantara, Legal Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,...

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Programme now available: Inaugural global conference on the Judgments Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that the programme for the first global conference on the newly adopted HCCH Judgments Convention, which will take place on 9 September 2019 in Hong Kong SAR, People’s Republic of China, is now available on the dedicated Conference webpage: <http://www.hcchjudgmentshk.org/programme.php>, and that the registration period is now open. Although...

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It’s done: the HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention has been adopted!

A great day for global justice and the Hague Conference on Private International Law. On 2 July 2019, the delegates of the 22nd Diplomatic Session of the HCCH signed the Final Act of, and thus adopted, the 2019 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters. The signing of the Final Act took place during a ceremony in the Great Hall of Justice...

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