The Month in Retrospect: What Else Happened in March 2021

European Parliament: Resolution on Corporate Due Diligence and Corporate Accountability

On 11 February 2021, the Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament had adopted a Report and a draft Resolution on corporate due diligence and corporate accountability. On 10 March 2021 the European Parliament adopted the Resolution by a large majority. The Parliament’s proposals to amend the Brussels Ia and Rome II Regulations, however, did not survive. For a discussion of these proposals, see the blog posts by Jan von HeinChris TomaleGiesela RühlEduardo Álvarez-Armas and Geert van Calster

Israel Signs Choice of Court  and Judgments Conventions

On 3 March 2021, Israel signed two Hague Conventions, namely the 2005 Choice of Court Convention and the 2019 Judgments Convention. The 2005 Choice of Court Convention, which currently binds 31 States and the EU, will enter into force for Israel once it deposits an instrument of accession or ratification. The 2019 Judgments Convention is not yet in force; Israel is the third signatory to the Convention.

Thailand Becomes HCCH Member, El Salvador Applies for Membership

On 3 March 2021, Thailand became the 88th Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and El Salvador applied for membership. Following a six-month voting period and provided a majority of votes have been cast in its favour, El Salvador will be invited to become a Member.

Good Old-fashioned Print: IPRax

Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 2/2021: Abstracts


The illustration shows Robert Boyle’s collection of essays (2nd Edition, London 1669).

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