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Fanny Cornette on EC Regulation 1393/2007

Posted on December 24, 2013

Letters Blogatory contributor Fanny Cornette shares thoughts on the recent European Commission report on the operation of EC Regulation 1393/2007 Once again, I want to write a post concerning a regulation of the European Union. EC Regulation 1393/2007 is, for the member states of the European Union, the counterpart of the 1965 Hague Convention on Service of Documents Abroad, which is well known to the readers of Ted’s blog. One of the characteristics of this regulation is that its article 22 creates a review process. The European Commission is supposed to render a report every five years and to make proposals for changes if needed. The European Commission issued its report  on 4 December 2013. In its report, the European Commission emphasizes the improvements…

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The New Handbook on the Apostille Convention

Posted on July 3, 2013

Fanny Cornette calls our attention to the new Handbook on the Apostille Convention published by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. I would like to introduce the new Handbook prepared by the Permanent Bureau of The Hague Conference of Private International Law concerning the Apostille Convention. According to the Conclusions and Recommendations of the 2009 Special Commission of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the Permanent Bureau was encouraged to publish a practical Handbook concerning the Apostille Convention. Prior to this Handbook, the Permanent Bureau had already published two brochures. The first one was “The ABCs of Apostilles (FAQs),” which provided practical answers to the fourteen most frequently asked questions. This brochure enabled anyone to understand how the…

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Fanny Cornette on Brussels I

Posted on June 28, 2013

Letters Blogatory welcomes back IJA Brigade member Fanny Cornette, currently a researcher at TU Delft, with the second post in our two-part series on the new Brussels I regime. This is the second of two posts concerning the new Brussels I a regulation. It deals with the rules related to recognition and enforcement of judgments. The background and preparatory works are explained by Pietro Franzina in his post concerning jurisdiction and parallel proceedings. As Pietro mentioned, the abolition of exequatur, which is the procedure for the declaration of enforceability of a judgment from another member state, is seen as the major change introduced by the new regulation. This change was presented both by the European Council and by the European Commission as the main…

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