22nd International Congress of Judicial Officers and round table: “Harmonising Legislation – The Need for Fair Principles for Enforcement: the Global Code of Enforcement”, Madrid (2-5 June 2015)

5 junio 2015

The Union internationale des huissiers de justice (UIHJ) organised the 22nd International Congress of Judicial Officers in Madrid from 2 to 5 June 2015. During the round table "Harmonising Legislation - The Need for Fair Principles for Enforcement: the Global Code of Enforcement" the relationship between the Hague Conference work on judgments and the UIHJ's Global Code of Execution and the future Judgments Convention were discussed. In particular, it was emphasized that the Global Code of Enforcement is an important tool in order to facilitate cross-border enforcement of judgments. As the gatekeeper for legal titles across borders, the future Judgments Convention focuses on the mechanism that enables the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments (grounds of refusal of recognition and enforcement, documents to be produced for the recognition and enforcement, etc.). Subsequently, the Global Code of Execution sets out common standards on essential aspects of the enforcement abroad (costs and speed of enforcement, legal hours of enforcement, service of the enforceable title and acts of enforcement, etc.). Accordingly, the Global Code of Execution and the future Judgments Convention will provide essential components for a sound international legal framework on recognition and enforcement.