Hague choice of court convention and judgments project update

Date & time

5.30–7pm Wednesday 21 March 2018

Venue

Phillipa Weeks Staff Library

ANU College of Law, 5 Fellows Road, The Australian National University

Speakers

Ms Melissa Ford, Attorney-General's Department
Dr Paul Taylor, CIPL Visiting Fellow

Accommodation

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Contact

Nicole Harman

Presented by THE CENTRE FOR INTERNATIONAL & PUBLIC LAW, IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S DEPARTMENT AND THE DEPARTMENT OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

CIPL Monthly Seminar
The Hague

Ms Melissa Ford, from the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, and Dr Paul Taylor, CIPL Visiting Fellow, will provide an update on:

  • the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements, now attracting ratifications at a quickening pace with significance for Australia, and
  • the Hague ‘Judgments Project’, which began in 1992 and is heading towards its conclusion to establish a broader set of common rules on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Both initiatives aim to meet the difficulties presented by the fragmented operation of national rules, but with differing degrees of ambition.

Both Melissa and Paul have served on delegations to the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Speakers

  • Melissa Ford »

    Melissa currently leads the Private International Law unit of the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, which is Australia’s National Organ to the Hague Conference, and also has experience in Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters and Extradition.

  • Paul Taylor »

    Paul’s interests, in addition to Conflict of Laws, span Public International Law (principally International Human Rights Law), Competition Law (UK, European and Australian) and Intellectual Property. He has taught and written several books in these areas, as well as numerous book chapters and journal articles.

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