Enforcement of foreign judgments in civil and commercial matters in the Netherlands

Criminal justice proceedings / International law

Enforcement of foreign judgments in civil and commercial matters in the Netherlands

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Summary

In accordance with Article 431 of the Dutch Code of Civil Procedure (hereinafter: DCCP) foreign judgments in civil and commercial matters cannot be enforced in the Netherlands in the absence of any applicable regulation or treaty. The present comparative study aims to identify how the Netherlands and a number of other countries currently deal with the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments and to provide an analysis thereof. Based on this study the legislator may decide whether, and if so, how Article 431 of the Dutch Code of Civil Procedure should be revised. To this end, a literature and case law study as well as and interviews with lawyers and members of the judiciary has been conducted.

Publication data

Author(s):
Wolde, M.H. ten, Knot, J.G., Henckel, K.C.
Organization(s):
University Groningen - Faculty of Law, WODC
Place of publication:
Groningen
Publisher:
University Groningen - Faculty of Law
Year of publication:
2017

Order information

Address:
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen - Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid