Books and Blogs of the Day
Posted on March 6, 2014
Readers, please check out these two new offerings from friends of Letters Blogatory.
First, Apostolos Anthimos has founded a new blog, International Civil Litigation in Greece. One of his first posts gives a behind-the-scenes look at the Greek litigation that underlay Matrakas v. Poland and Greece, a recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights.
Second, congratulations to Letters Blogatory contributor Jie Huang on the publication of Interregional Recognition and Enforcement of Civil and Commercial Judgments: Lessons for China from the US and EU Law (Studies in Private International Law). Here is the blurb:
Judgment recognition and enforcement (JRE) between the US states, between EU Member States, and between mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao, are all forms of ‘interregional JRE’. This extensive comparative study of the three most important JRE regimes focuses on what lessons China can draw from the US and the EU in developing a multilateral JRE arrangement for mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao.
Mainland China, Hong Kong and Macao share economic, geographical, cultural, and historical proximity to one another. The policy of ‘One Country, Two Systems’ also provides a quasi-constitutional regime for the three regions. However, there is no multilateral JRE scheme among them, as there is in the US and the EU; and it is harder to recognise and enforce sister-region judgments in China than in the US and the EU. The book analyses the status quo of JRE in China and explores its insufficiencies; it proposes a multilateral JRE arrangement for Chinese regions to alleviate current JRE difficulties; and it also provides solutions for the macro and micro challenges of establishing a multilateral arrangement, drawing upon the rich literature on JRE regimes found in the US and the EU.