Tag: Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention

  • Gary Born’s Critique of the Choice of Court Agreement Convention Misses the Mark

    Gary Born has published a series of posts not just critiquing the HCCH 2005 Choice of Court Convention, but urging states not to ratify it, or to denounce it if they have already joined. Born’s first three posts were published in June on the Kluwer Arbitration Blog, where he also published two follow-up posts. Born’s […]

  • Brexit Update: The UK’s Interesting COCA Accession

    The United Kingdom deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements yesterday. The UK is currently bound by the Convention, because the European Union approved the Convention in 2015. Under the terms of that approval, the Convention bound all EU states except Denmark. But with Brexit on the horizon, […]

  • China Signs COCA

    The Hague Conference has announced that China has signed the Choice of Court Agreement Convention. It joins the European Union, Mexico, Singapore, Ukraine, and the United States as signatory. To date, the EU, Mexico, and Singapore have ratified or acceded to the Convention, and the Convention is in effect between them.

  • COCA: Bad News on US Ratification

    I’ve been following the efforts to ratify the Hague Choice of Court Agreement Convention, COCA, for a long time. As readers will remember, the United States has signed the Convention but not ratified it. The hold-up has to do with disputes about how to implement the non-self-executing Convention in US law. For a summary, you […]

  • The US Ratifies The Child Support Convention: What About COCA?

    The United States signed the Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance in November 2007, when the Convention was concluded. It was the first state to sign. The Senate gave its advice and consent to ratification in 2010. There were a few signatures in the following years, but […]