How have 50 years of HCCH Evidence Convention facilitated cross-border proceedings in civil or commercial matters? Is there a best practice when taking evidence under Chapter I of the Convention? What are the best means of obtaining evidence that can be effectively utilized in proceedings in the state of origin where proceedings are pending? What are the challenges and opportunities raised by the “direct” taking of evidence by a commissioner? What lessons to be learned from the Covid-19 pandemic?

The German EU Council Presidency and the HCCH have come together to organize HCCH a|Bridged (Hague Conference on Private International Law) – Edition 2020. This event will commemorate the golden anniversary of the HCCH Evidence Convention and will bring together international experts and stakeholders from different backgrounds to discuss practical challenges on the cross-border taking of evidence and possible solutions to further facilitate cross-border proceedings in the next 50 years.

Organiser: Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection

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