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24-04-2018 - Hearing on "The Hague Judgments Project"

JURI 18-06-2018 - 18:18
In the upper part of the poster, there is date and time of the hearing and indication of the meeting room. There is Parliament's logo in the upper right corner. Below there is the world map and scales of justice.

The Committee on Legal Affairs held a public hearing on ‘The Hague Judgments Convention’ in Brussels, on 24 April 2018, from 15.00-16.30. The hearing was aimed at bringing together Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives, the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference and stakeholders with a view to discussing the ongoing negotiations on a world-wide Convention on the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters.

Since the recognition and enforcement of judgments is a matter of EU exclusive competence, the Commission represents all Member States (except Denmark) on the basis of the negotiating directives adopted by the Council in 2016. A third Special Commission was held in November 2017, which focused on intellectual property matters and general and final clauses, whereas the fourth and final Special Commission Meeting will take place in May 2018. This hearing therefore provided the opportunity to get up to speed with the results of the three meetings of the Special Commission as well as with the next steps and future stages of the project.

Location : PHS 5B001

    The Hague Conference on Private International Law "Judgments Convention" - Presentation - De Asensio, Cuniberti & Co
    Mr Norel ROSNER, DG JUST, European Commission, speaking points
    Mr Ilias KONTEAS, BusinessEurope, presentation