Book Chapter

Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters



Beaumont P & Goddard D (2022) Recognition and Enforcement of Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters. In: Beaumont P & Holliday J (eds.) A Guide to Global Private International Law. First ed. Hart Studies in Private International Law, Vol 32. Oxford: Hart Publishing, pp. 407-420.

A truly modern, sophisticated and reasonably comprehensive regime for recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil or commercial matters is now available to all States in the world by becoming Parties to the Hague Judgments Convention 2019 (Judgments) and the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention 2005 (Choice of Court).[1] The basic scheme of both Conventions for the purposes of recognition and enforcement involves identifying acceptable bases for exercise of jurisdiction in the State of origin (as assessed by the State addressed, applying the rules of the relevant Convention), no review of the merits in the State addressed, and only a few, well-established grounds for refusal of recognition and enforcement. Both Conventions set a floor rather than a ceiling for recognition and enforcement of judgments within their scope, with one exception found in Judgments.[2] The Conventions should be interpreted uniformly.[3]

private international law; foreign judgments; HCCH

Title of seriesHart Studies in Private International Law
Number in seriesVol 32
Publication date31/12/2022
Publication date online30/05/2022
PublisherHart Publishing
Place of publicationOxford
ISSN of series2634-5064

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Professor Paul Beaumont

Professor Paul Beaumont

Professor of Private International Law, Law