The Hague Judgments Convention

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The Hague Judgments Convention of 2005 is the first global convention on international jurisdiction and recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. The author explains the political and legal background of the Convention, its content and certain crucial issues during the negotiations of it. Finally, the author discusses the perspectives for international trade given that, in 2009, the USA and the European Union signed the Convention.
Original languageEnglish
JournalNordic Journal of International Law
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)95-119
Publication statusPublished - 2011


  • International Jurisdiction
  • Choice of Court Agreements
  • Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments
  • Civil and Commercial International Litigation
  • Hague Judgments Convention

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