On 31 May 2021, Georgia deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters and on 30 July 2021, the Convetion came into force. This takes the total number of contracting parties to the Evidence Convention to 64.
Georgia on 31 May 2021 also acceded to the Service Convention. This convention will, subject to Article 28 of the Convention, enter into force on 1 January 2022.
On 1 July 2021, Mongolia deposited its instrument of acceptance of the HCCH Statute, making it the 89th Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH).
The illustration shows Robert Boyle’s collection of essays (2nd Edition, London 1669).
Hague Academy of International Law 2022
The programme for the 2022 Hague Academy of International Law is out. The private law section is scheduled to take place from 1 to 19 August 2022. In addition to the usual pronramme, there wull be special lectures in tribute to Professor Emmanuel Galliard, so I would assume the programme will have a slight arbitration bias. I attended many moons ago, and still have very favorable memories: Not only of the North Sea Jazz Festival which back then took place in The Hague and where I saw Miles Davis, but also of the courses, and of Hans van Loon in particular.