Book Chapter

The Judgments Project: Fulfilling Asser's Dream of Free-Flowing Judgments

Richard Garnett

The Elgar Companion to the Hague Conference on Private International Law | Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd | Published : 2020

Abstract

The establishment of efficient and dependable mechanisms for regulating cross-border liti-gation is one of the fundamental roles of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH).1 As early as 1862, Tobias Asser, one of the proponents of the HCCH, asserted the need for States to ‘improve … all [of their] current legislation that still hampers trade … with the intent … of seeing accepted the principle of mutual recognition of judgments …’

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