The Hague Convention on International Access to Justice

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This is the seventh in a series of “accession kits” being prepared by the Commonwealth Secretariat primarily to assist Commonwealth countries in considering whether to accede to selected international conventions, especially in the field of private international law.

This paper is a review of the most recent Hague Convention in civil procedure. It contains the full English text of the Convention and recommendations and advice as to accession procedures.



Security for Costs and Enforceability of Orders for Costs

Introduction. Articles 14 to 17 (which form Chapter II of the Convention) deal with security for costs, often referred to by its Latin title cautio judicatum solvi. The requirement of security for costs is well-established in common law jurisdictions. It might be helpful to reproduce the relevant passage from Dicey and Morris, The Conflict of Laws (10th Edition, 1980), which sets out the position in England. In the passage which follows all footnotes have been omitted.


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