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Reminder: Bonn Conference on the Hague Judgments Convention

As already announced on this blog, the University of Bonn will host a two-day conference titled The HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention: Cornerstones, Prospects, Outlook, 9 and 10 June 2023.

The event, organised in cooperation with the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, is meant to provide a comprehensive analysis of the Hague Convention of 2 July 2019 on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil and commercial matters, and to assess its possible implications in various regions of the world.

Opened by welcome addresses by Matthias Weller (University of Bonn) and Christophe Bernasconi (Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law), the conference will feature panels  moderated by Moritz Brinkmann, Nina Dethloff, Matthias Lehmann, João Ribeiro-Bidaoui, nd Melissa Ford. Speakers include Xandra Kramer, Wolfgang Hau, Pietro Franzina, Marcos Dotta Salgueiro, Cristina Mariottini, Paul Beaumont, Andreas Stein, Linda J. Silberman, Geneviève Saumier, Ilija Rumenov, Burkhard Hess, Béligh Elbalti, Abubakri Yekini, Chukwuma Okoli, Verónica Ruiz Abou-Nigm, Adeline Chong, Zheng (Sophia) Tang, Ning Zhao, José Angelo Estrella-Faria, and Hans van Loon.

Registrations are still open. Those willing to attend are invited to write an e-mail to

The full programme, together with information concerning the registration fees and other practical aspects, can be found here. See also the conference poster here.

A collection of essays on the Judgments Convention, written by the experts involved in the conference, is due to be published by Bloosmbury in May 2023.


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