The Permanent Bureau and the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union are pleased to announce that registration is now open for HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2020, which will mark the golden anniversary of the HCCH Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Evidence Convention).
The event will be hosted entirely online, on the afternoon of Wednesday 2 December 2020. It will feature a keynote speech by Professor Dr Michael Stürner, entitled “50 years of the HCCH Evidence Convention – Facilitating cross-border proceedings”, as well as two panels that will discuss the very latest in the cross-border taking of evidence under Chapter I and II of the Evidence Convention.
Those interested in actively participating in the sessions are invited to register here. We highly encourage participants to submit questions in advance, preferably at the time of registration. The deadline for registrations is Friday 27 November 2020, at 5:00 p.m. CET.
Prior to the event, registered participants will receive information on how to access to the sessions so they can interact with the speakers. While participation is free of charge, the number of active participants will be limited. Registrations will therefore be handled on a first come, first served basis. For those unable to register, the event will also be live streamed to the general public.
The Concept Note and Programme are available (in English only) on the dedicated page of the Evidence Section of the HCCH website. Please note that the working language of HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2020 will be English, and there will be no French interpretation.