The EU accedes to the Convention on the enforcement of judgments – Civil law

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On 23.06.2022, the European Parliament gave its consent to the accession of the European Union to the Convention of 2 July 2019 on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil or commercial matters (the “Convention”).

The States of the European Union are bound by the Convention, which will enter into force from 01.09.2023, following the accession of the European Union. Ukraine has signed and ratified the Convention and therefore it will also enter into force on 01.09.2023 for Ukraine. Costa Rica, Israel, the Russian Federation, the United States of America and Uruguay have also signed the Convention.

The Convention aims to establish a common framework for the worldwide circulation of judgments in civil or commercial matters. In the explanatory memorandum, the European Parliament describes the Convention as an instrument of the utmost importance for European citizens and businesses.

Turkey has not yet signed the Convention.

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