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Regional Assessment of the State of Play of Judicial Cooperation in Civil and Commercial Matters in Western Balkans
16 Nov 2023 | STUDY
Overcoming the heterogeneity of various systems in the area and fostering mutual confidence and recognition via closer judicial collaboration amongst Western Balkans authorities is essential for the Common Regional Market-building process and the socio-economic development of our region. This legal regional assessment aims to showcase the current state of play of judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters in Western Balkans, by providing a detailed overview of the existing relevant legal framework in each of the Western Balkans jurisdictions and at the same time proposing concrete recommendations to further enhance it for the benefit of economic integration of the region.
The study relies on desk research, utilizing a standard framework and methodology for each jurisdiction, focusing on bilateral treaties, multilateral conventions, and their compatibility with the HCCH 2019 Judgements Convention.