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.
Silja Vöneky, Freiburg University, who obtained her doctoral and post-doc qualifiactions in Heidelberg under the supervision of Rüdiger Wolfrum;
Alexander Proelß, Hamburg University, who in addition to various academic positions, was a clerk (wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) to Judge Udo Di Fabio at the Federal Constututional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht).
Nele Matz-Lück, Kiel University, who also was Wolfrum’s doctoral student and worked with him a post-doc. Like Alexander Proelß, she clerked for Udo di Fabio.