Jurisdiction and Judgments Recognition at the Hague Conference: Choices Made, Treaties Completed, and the Path Ahead
Netherlands International Law Review, Forthcoming
23 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2019
Date Written: December 17, 2019
This article will be published as part of a special issue of the Netherlands International Law Review dedicated to the 2019 HCCH Judgments Convention. The article begins with the context in which a Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments was first proposed in 1992. It then traces the history of the Hague negotiations, both from within those negotiations and in regard to important developments outside the negotiations, through the completion of the 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements and the 2019 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters. The article ends with comments on whether it is advisable to now resume discussion of a separate convention on direct jurisdiction.
Keywords: judgments recognition, jurisdiction, private international law, Hague Conference, European Union, arbitration, international litigation, international economic law, comparative law, international law, conflict of laws, choice of court agreements, Brussels I Regulation, Lugano Convention
JEL Classification: K00, K12, K33, K41
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