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.