The Hague: Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions

This week, the Hague Conference on Private International Law is holding a meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions. At Letters Blogatory, Ted Folkman is reporting live as events unfold. The Hague Conventions of course are central to many elements of cross-border litigation, and Ted covers what changes are being discussed.

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Asset-Based Lending in Space: Berlin Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Space Assets

International disputes and Private International Law go hand in hand. So you will be pleased to learn that, finally, the protection of property rights has moved to outer space! At an Diplomatic Conference held under the auspices of UNIDROIT that took place from February 27 to March 9, 2012 in Berlin, a Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment on Matters specific to Space Assets was adopted. UNIDROIT has built on its previous work for aircraft finance; the protocol creates an international register for security rights in space assets. Continue reading

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