Following the successful conclusion of the 2019 Judgments Convention, the HCCH has resumed its exploratory normative work on jurisdiction.
From 18 to 21 February 2020, the Experts’ Group on Jurisdiction held its third meeting (its work had been suspended to enable the HCCH to focus on the negotiations of the Judgments Convention). The meeting was attended by 33 Experts from 17 Members and 2 non-governmental organisation as Observers.
Emphasising the exploratory nature of its discussions, and following constructive and fruitful exchanges, the Experts’ Group was pleased with the progress made and concluded that matters relating to jurisdiction, including parallel proceedings, warrant further work and study. The Experts’ Group thus recommended to the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) that the Group continue its work.
More information on the Jurisdiction Project is available here.