Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Symposium: Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

Later today, March 13, 2012, the Berkeley Journal of International Law will host the 2012 Stefan A. Riesenfeld Symposium. The topic is: "Enforcement of Foreign Judgments." The program is here. Here's the idea:

The enforcement of foreign judgments is an increasingly problematic issue. Recognition of foreign private judgments occurs when the courts of one country recognize a judgment issued by the courts of another. Such recognition allows the successful party in one country to pursue relief in the other without the cost of having to re-litigate the issue in the new jurisdiction. This benefit is of great value to private parties involved in international business and litigation.

The 2012 Riesenfeld Symposium will focus on the enforcement of foreign judgments and will feature two panels, one concerning foreign judgments in the context of the internet and media, and another concerning the legal disputes over judgments issued buy Latin American courts.