[A2k] State Depart public meeting on the Hague project on enforcement of foreign judgments 1/23/13

Manon Ress manon.ress at keionline.org
Fri Jan 18 11:28:00 PST 2013

The Hague Conference on Private International Law ("Hague Conference")
is in the preliminary stages of developing a convention with respect
to the recognition and enforcement of judgments, including
jurisdictional filters.   The contemplated judgments convention would
go beyond the Hague Choice of Court Convention, which covers only
judgments arising from certain choice of court agreements.

In addition to broadly accepted ground of jurisdiction, the experts
group seem to be considering "other possible grounds...that were
challenging in the past" such as contracts, economic torts and
intellectual property rights but are now open for discussions

Let me know if you would like to read and comment on the issues papers
produced by the Hague and come to the meeting if you are interested in
hearing about a convention that would set recognition and enforcement
of foreign judgments on torts, patent, labor contracts etc...

The Study Group meeting convened  by the State Department regarding
the Hague judgments project on Wednesday, January 23, from 9:00 a.m.
until 2:00 p.m., EST  in Room 240, South Building, State Department
Annex 4.

If you plan to participate in the meeting, whether in person or by
phone, please email or phone Tricia Smeltzer (smeltzertk at state.gov,
202-776-8423) or Niesha Toms (tomsnn at state.gov, 202-776-8420), who
will provide further information regarding the meeting/dial-in

federal register vol 77 No. 246 [Public Notice 8132]
DEPARTMENT OF STATE [Public Notice 8132]

U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International
Law (ACPIL): Notice of Public Meeting of the Study Group on the Hague
Judgments Project

The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law,
Department of State, hereby gives notice of a public meeting of the Study Group
on the Judgments Project in the Hague Conference on Private International
... the Hague Conference decided to proceed with the Judgments
Project as follows:
(1) A Working Group was established to draft proposals for inclusion in an
instrument on the recognition and enforcement of judgments; and
(2) An Experts’ Group will convene separately to give further consideration
to whether it would be desirable and feasible to include in this or another
instrument provisions on jurisdiction.

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference has announced that two
meetings will be held in The Hague during the latter part of February
(precise dates to be determined): The Working Group on recognition and
enforcement of judgments will meet, followed by a meeting of the Experts’
Group on jurisdiction and related issues.

The purpose of the meeting of the Study Group is to obtain the views of
concerned stakeholders on these matters; specifically, reactions to the
issue papers that are being prepared by the Permanent Bureau for the Hague
meetings. Those issue papers will be circulated, as soon as they become
available, to those individuals who advise that they intend to participate in
the public meeting. This is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee.
Time and Place: The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 23,
2013 from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., EST in Room 240, South Building, State
Department Annex 4. Participants should arrive at the Navy Hill gate at the
corner of 23rd Street NW. and D Street NW. before 8:30 a.m. for visitor
screening. Persons arriving later will need to make arrangements for entry
using the contact information provided below. If you are unable to attend the
public meeting and would like to participate from a remote location,
teleconferencing will be available.

Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public, subject to the
capacity of the meeting room.

Access to Navy Hill is strictly controlled. For pre-clearance purposes,
those planning to attend in person are requested to email or phone Tricia
Smeltzer (smeltzertk at state.gov, 202–776–8423) or Niesha Toms
(tomsnn at state.gov, 202–776–8420) and
provide your full name, address, date of birth, citizenship, driver’s license or
passport number, affiliation, and email address. This will greatly facilitate
entry. Participants will be met at the Navy Hill gate at 23rd and D
Streets NW., and
will be escorted to the South Building. A member of the public needing
reasonable accommodation should advise Ms. Smeltzer or Ms. Toms not
later than January 16, 2013. Requests made after that date will be
considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled....

Manon Ress
Knowledge Ecology International
manon.ress at keionline.org
tel.: +1 202 332 2670

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