Sessions Information

  • January 4, 2019
    8:30 am - 10:15 am
    Session Type: Section Programs
    Session Capacity: N/A

    In May 2017, the Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments at the Hague Conference finished negotiations towards a worldwide Judgments Convention. A diplomatic session next year will finalize what is now a draft convention and create a Treaty that will then be open for ratification. The judgments project was initiated by the United States several decades ago. The original project was discussed intensely in the United States in the 1990s, before irreconcilable differences especially with the European Union led to a halt. By contrast, this time around, discussion in the U.S. has been almost non-existent, save some interest in the questions of Intellectual Property. This panel will debate the merits of the current project, with regard to possible changes on the one hand, and a possible ratification on the other.

    Business meeting at program conclusion.

Date & Time
Donald E. Childress, III, Pepperdine University School of Law

John F. Coyle, University of North Carolina School of Law

Ralf C. Michaels, Duke University School of Law

Louise Ellen Teitz, Roger Williams University School of Law

Session Fees
  • [4140] Conflict of Laws - The Hague Judgements Convention: $0.00
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