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The Evolution of Work on Access to Foreign Law at the Hague Conference on Private International Law

  • Philippe LortieEmail author
  • Maja Groff
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Part of the Ius Comparatum - Global Studies in Comparative Law book series (GSCL, volume 26)

Abstract

In 2006, the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was requested to begin exploratory work on a possible new international Convention addressing the treatment of foreign law. At subsequent international experts’ meetings convened by the Hague Conference, however, it was concluded that it would not be worthwhile to “attempt to comprehensively harmonise the different approaches to the treatment of foreign law, as there [was] no need or likelihood of any success for such harmonisation”. Yet, the Experts agreed that there was “clearly a need to facilitate access to foreign law” and they “supported the Permanent Bureau’s continued work in the area”. This article provides an overview of preliminary work conducted to date by the Permanent Bureau on a potential new Hague Convention or other international co-operation mechanisms to facilitate access to foreign law at the global level, as well as noting international developments on this topic and offering prospective views.

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International LawThe HagueThe Netherlands

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