Year
Stage
Relevant documentation
2016

From 1 to 9 June 2016, the Special Commission on the Judgments Project met in The Hague.

In accordance with the Conclusions and Recommendations of the 2016 meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Conference, the Special Commission was convened to prepare a preliminary draft Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. This preliminary draft Convention will be further discussed at a second meeting of the Special Commission, which is expected to take place from 16 to 24 February 2017.

2016 preliminary draft Convention

2016 Special Commission Documentation
 

Council on General Affairs and Policy welcomed the completion by the Working Group of a Proposed Draft Text and decided to set up a Special Commission to prepare a draft Convention.

The Council decided to set up a Special Commission to prepare a draft Convention. The Council also endorsed the recommendation of the Working Group that matters relating to direct jurisdiction (including exorbitant grounds and lis pendens / declining jurisdiction) should be put for consideration to the Experts’ Group of the Judgments Project soon after the Special Commission has drawn up a draft Convention.

Conclusions and Recommendations adopted by the Council (see paragraphs 11-14)