New publications on the Hague Conference (HCCH) and the Global Horizon of Private International Law

Former Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), Hans van Loon, has just published an article on the HCCH and a Chinese translation of his inaugural lecture on the global horizon of private international law delivered at the 2015 Session of the Hague Academy:

– Hans van Loon, “At the Cross-roads of Public and Private International Law – The Hague Conference on Private International Law and Its Work”, in Collected Courses of the Xiamen Academy of International Law, Vol. 11, pp. 1-65, (Chia-Jui Cheng, ed.), Brill/Nijhoff, 2017 (available via Brill).

Contents:

  1. Role and Mission of the Hague Conference on Private International Law
  2. Origin and Development of the Hague Conference
  3. The impact of Contemporary Globalisation
  4. Hague Conventions Promoting Global Trade, Investment and Finance
  5. Hague Conventions Promoting Administrative and Judicial Cooperation
  6. Hague Conventions Promoting Personal Security and Protecting Families in Cross Border Situations
  7. Outlook – (Potential) Significance of the Hague Conference and Its work for the Asia-Pacific Region.

– Chinese translation (by Prof. Zhang Meirong and Prof. Wu Yong) of Hans van Loon’s Inaugural Lecture, “The Global Horizon of Private International Law” given at the 2015 Session of the Hague Academy of International Law, Recueil des Cours, Vol. 380, in Chinese Review of International Law 2017, vol. 6, pp. 2-52, vol. 6), for more information see http://www.guojifayanjiu.org/.

Excerpt of table of contents:

Chapter I. The development of private international law against the backdrop of the evolving nation-State

  • A. Origins and early development of private international law
  • B. Birth of the Hague Conference on private international law
  • C. Establishment of the Hague Conference as an international organization – early innovations
  • D. Globalization – its effects on the nation-State

Chapter II. The impact of globalization on the development of private international law

  • A. Rising profile, proliferation of sources, new approaches
  • B. Commerce and trade: party autonomy within limits
  • C. Families and children: direct transnational institutional co-operation and interaction with human rights

Chapter III. Global challenges for private international law on the horizon

  • A. People on the move
  • B. Environment and climate change

Some general conclusions

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