Actes et documents de la Vingtieme session, 14 au 30 juin 2005 / Proceedings of the Twentieth Session, 14 to 30 June 2005
This volume contains a selection of the relevant documents - including the working documents and minutes of discussions - pertaining to the so-called Judgments Project on which the Hague Conference has carried out work since 1992. However, these negotiations did not produce a Convention. While it may seem unusual to publish a tome of the Proceedings dedicated to what did not become a Hague Convention, the importance of the work accomplished on the Judgments Project is readily apparent when one considers the scope and depth of the materials collected in this volume. Furthermore, a large portion of this work constitutes the groundwork for what was to become the 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, as well as for the continuation of the Judgments Project since 2010. The documents directly related to the final text of the Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, which resulted from a new direction taken in 2002, were published in Tome III of the Proceedings of the Twentieth Session [ISBN 978 9 40000 053 7]. This new volume contains the preliminary documents and working documents, among which are the Report drawn up by Catherine Kessedjian in 1997, which set the stage for much of the work that followed: the reports on the work of the Special Commissions of June 1997 and March 1998, as well as a number of reports of various meetings of Experts Groups charged with specific questions. It further contains the preliminary draft Convention adopted by the Special Commission of October 30, 1999, as well as the Report of the Special Commission drawn up by Peter Nygh and Fausto Pocar, and a document comprised of the comments of the governments and international organizations on the preliminary draft Convention and on the Nygh/Pocar Report.
Publication Date: 9/10/2013