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The Hague Judgments Convention and Commonwealth Model Law – A Conversation With Dr. Abubakri Yekini

The Hague Judgments Convention and Commonwealth Model Law – A Conversation With Dr. Abubakri Yekini

This presentation will examine the concept of legal pragmatism in private international law and how it has been used by courts and treaty makers to solve practical legal problems arising from the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments.

Specifically, it will analyse how pragmatism was applied in the negotiation and conclusion of the 2005 Choice of Court Convention, the 2019 Hague Judgments Convention and the 2017 Commonwealth Model Law on Foreign Judgments.

Speaker

Dr. Abubakri Yekini is a Law Lecturer at the University of Manchester, United Kingdom. He recently earned his PhD from the Centre for Private International Law, University of Aberdeen, under the supervision of Professor Paul Beaumont and late Professor Jonathan Fitchen. His PhD thesis was published as a monograph by Hart Publishers in August 2021. Dr. Yekini was a Visiting Scholar at Max Planck Institute Luxembourg for International, European, and Regulatory Procedural Law in 2019. He was also recently awarded the Schumann Fellowship for Young Scholars by the University of Munster, Germany for 2021/2022. His current research focuses on how and what Africa can learn from the harmonization projects of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the European Union to drive the newly formed African Continental Free Trade Area. He is one of the founding members of the Nigeria Group on Private International Law (NGPIL). Dr Yekini is an Assistant Editor for the Ethiopian Yearbook of International Law.

Discussant

Associate Professor Stacie Strong is an Associate Professor at Sydney Law School specialising in private international law, international arbitration, international mediation and comparative law. Stacie has taught at law schools around the world and has acted as a dual-qualified (England-US) practitioner with major international law firms in the UK and the US. She has also written over 130 award-winning books, articles and other works (attributed as S.I. Strong) and has acted as an expert consultant to a variety of governmental, non-governmental and intergovernmental organisations.

 

Book offer

Book offer discount: The Hague Judgments Convention and Commonwealth Model Law: A Pragmatic Perspective.

 

Relevant materials

Hague Judgments Convention 2019

Commonwealth Model Law on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

 

Time: 11 November, 6-7pm AEDT

This is a free online event. You will receive a reminder notification with the Zoom link closer to the date.

CPD Points: 1

This event is presented by the Sydney Centre for International Law at the University of Sydney.

Photo by Sebastiano Piazzi on Unsplash.

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Date

Nov 11 2021
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6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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