Current research/thesis title:
The Hague Convention on Jurisdiction and the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments – Why did the “Judgments Project” fail?
Home Country: Germany
Supervisors: Aude Fiorini and Professor Peter McEleavy
Although conflict-of-law rules for international commercial litigation have been successfully harmonised on a regional level, there still is no global regime for international jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.
In the globalised world of today, with ever more connected economies, such a regime would be desirable for various reasons. In the past, an attempt to draft a convention on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments was made under the auspices of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
My research will look into possible reasons for the discontinuation of the so-called “Judgments Project”, and into what lessons might be learned for future attempts to harmonising private international law rules pertaining to transnational litigation.