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U.S. becomes sixth signatory to the HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention

Today, 2 March 2022, the United States of America (USA) signed the HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention. This made the world’s largest economy the sixth signatory state to the new legal instrument, following Uruguay, Costa Rica, Israel and, intricately, Ukraine and the Russian Federation. However, read in conjunction with the recent proposal of the European Commission, the U.S. signature demonstrates the strong interest in a global legal framework for judicial cooperation in the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.