The fourth meeting of the Special Commission on the Judgments Project took place at The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) in The Hague, from 24 to 29 May 2018, with the participation of 165 delegates from 54 Member States and the European Union, 2 non-Member States and 11 international observer organisations, among which was the American Association of Private International Law (ASADIP) represented by Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm (Edinburgh Law School) and Ralf Michaels (Duke Law School).
Dr Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm (Edinburgh Law School) and Professor Ralf Michaels (Duke Law School)
The Special Commission continued its work on preparing a draft Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil or commercial matters. The work of a number of informal working groups established to carry out intersessional work in preparation for the Special Commission meeting was discussed, as well as a number of additional issues. Based on these discussions the Special Commission prepared a revised draft of the Judgments Convention that will be presented to the HCCH Council at its March 2019 meeting, with a view to convene a Diplomatic Session in mid-2019.