05 Apr 2017

The Latest Development of Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments:
From an International Perspective

Asian Academy of International Law

In the midst of the increasing cross-border movement of goods, capital, services, technology, and information as a result of economic globalisation, the issue of cross-border recognition and enforcement of court judgments in civil and commercial matters is drawing serious attention. In this regard, Mr Sun Ang, Deputy Director-General of the Department of Treaty and Law of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, was invited to speak to the audience on the progress of the Hague Conference. Essentially focusing on international jurisdiction of courts as well as the recognition and enforcement of court judgments abroad, the Judgments Project represented a major area of work of the Hauge Conference, which set up a Special Commission that produced a draft Convention after its two meetings in 2016 and 2017 respectively. Based on his experience in leading the Chinese delegation in the Judgments Project and from his perspective as the Vice Chair of the Special Commission, Mr Sun further considered the implementation of the Hague Convention.