One day conference to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Hague Service Convention and the 45th Anniversary of the 1970 Hague Evidence Convention. Panels of distinguished international scholars and practitioners will discuss topics such as (a) the origins, theory and practice of the Conventions, (b) the role of Central Authorities, (c) how civil lawyers and common lawyers deal with issues under the Conventions, and (d) future challenges facing those who use convention mechanisms. Christophe Bernasconi, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, will provide opening remarks, and the luncheon keynote speaker will be the Hon. Rimski Yeun, Hong Kong’s Secretary of Justice. The event will conclude with a reception.
This event is sponsored by the Georgetown University Law Center. ASIL is a cosponsor of this event.