Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is an intergovernmental organization with the mission to progressively unify the rules of private international law. It develops and adopts conventions and protocols to facilitate international trade, commerce and foreign direct investment on the one hand, and give effect to human rights on the other. This seminar examines the latest development of the organization and introduces the new Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements in Civil or Commercial Matters in 2019. It is expected that this Convention will provide foreseeability and legal certainty for recognition and enforcement of foreign judgements, with sufficient flexibility to address concerns of States.
Prof. Yun ZHAO is Henry Cheng Professor in International Law and Head of Department of Law at the University of Hong Kong (HKU); PhD (Erasmus University Rotterdam); LLM (Leiden University); LLM & LLB (China University of Political Science and Law). Prof. Zhao is currently the Representative of Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH); Standing Council Member of Chinese Society of International Law and Chinese Society of Private International Law; Chair Professor at Xiamen University (2020-2023); Chair Professor at Tianjin University of Finance and Economics (2018-2021). He is listed as arbitrator in several international arbitration commissions. He has published widely on various topics including particularly Dispute Resolution and Space Law.
The Law Society of Hong Kong has awarded this seminar 1.5 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.