More than 400 delegates will gather in The Hague on 18 June 2019 to finalise the HCCH Judgments Convention. The Convention is a global treaty on the free circulation of judgments on civil or commercial matters across borders. It is a fundamental tool for promoting international access to justice.

The 2019 HCCH Judgments Convention will apply to a wide variety of judgments, providing meaningful relief for many, such as the entrepreneur who was not paid by an international business partner. Having obtained a local judgment, the entrepreneur will be able to enforce it despite the business partner being abroad.

The Convention will enable micro, small and medium enterprises, consumers, expats and many others to face the challenges of cross-border dealings with more legal certainty and less legal risks.


Diplomatic Session

The final negotiations will be held in the Academy Hall of the Peace Palace starting on 18 June. The final ceremony for the adoption of the Treaty will take place on 2 July 2019 in the Great Hall of Justice in the Peace Palace.

More than 400 delegates, representing 81 States and Observers from around the world, will attend the negotiations and the final ceremony. Delegates include ministers, commissioners, members of the judiciary of superior courts, high-ranking public officials and leading law experts.


More information

You can find more information about the HCCh Judgments Convention on the website of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.