The Judgments Project Moves On


From 3 to 6 February 2015, the Working Group on the Judgments Project met in The Hague for its fourth meeting under the chairmanship of Mr David Goddard QC. The Working Group was composed of 28 participants from 15 Members. At its meeting, the Group further developed its proposed provisions for a future Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments. The Group prepared a common draft text, which sets out a possible architecture and draft provisions relating to the scope of the Convention, criteria for recognition and enforcement and procedure for recognition and enforcement.

The Working Group envisages that it will be able to bring the draft text to the point where it can recommend to Council, prior to its 2016 session, that the text be submitted to a Special Commission.