You are kindly invited to follow TALKS ON MIGRATION SERIES: Fall 2020-2021 organized by Jean Monnet Module on European and International Migration Law
Speaker: Hans van Loon (Former Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law)
Title: “Towards a global cooperation framework for temporary and circular migration”
Date: November 18, 2020, Wednesday
Time: 12.30- 13.20
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Hans (J.H.A.) van Loon, born in Utrecht, the Netherlands, studied law, sociology and international relations in Utrecht, Leiden and Geneva. Trainee Council of Europe (European Commission of Human Rights 1973). Practiced law before the Supreme Court of the Netherlands (1974-1978). Acted before the European Commission and Court of Human Rights. Secretary of the (Royal) Netherlands Society of International Law (1977-1992)
Member of the Secretariat Hague Conference on Private International Law (1978–2013) and executive Secretary of the Netherlands Standing Government Committee. for the Codification of Private International Law (1978-1996). Deputy Judge Hague District Court (1984-1996).
Secretary General Hague Conference (30 June 1996–30 June 2013).
Contributed to the creation of the Hague Conventions on International Access to Justice (1980), the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980); the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition (1985); the Law Applicable to Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (1986); the Law Applicable to Succession to the Estates of Deceased Persons (1989); Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (1993); Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children (1996); the International Protection of Adults (2000); Choice of Court Agreements (2005); the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary (2006); Revision of the Statute of the Hague Conference to enable Membership of the EU of the Hague Conference (effective 1 January 2007); the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance and its Protocol on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations (2007); the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (2019).
Member of the Institut de Droit International (2009). Member of the Groupe européen de droit international privé (GEDIP) (1991). Honorary member of the Asociación Americana de Derecho Internacional Privado (ASADIP) (2007).
Doctor honoris causa, University of Osnabrück, Germany (2 November 2001).
Lectured and published worldwide. Recent publications include:
“The Global Horizon of Private International Law”, Inaugural Lecture, 2015, Recueil des Cours de l’Académie de La Haye, Vol.380 (2016), pp.9-108 (also translated into Chinese and Spanish)
“Principles and Building Blocks for a Global Legal Framework for Civil Litigation in Environmental Matters” , in Uniform Law Review, Vol. 23 (2), 2018, 298-318. (also translated into Chinese)
“Le Brexit et les Conventions de La Haye”, Revue critique de droit international privé, vol 2, (2019), 353-366.
“Embracing Diversity – The Role of the Hague Conference in the Creation of Universal Instruments”, in V. Ruiz Abou-Nigm & M. Noodt Taquela (eds.), Diversity and Integration: Exploring Ways Forward (2019), 31-46.
“Respecting Children’s Dignity under Private International and Migration Law”, in K. Boele-Woelki & D. Martiny (eds.) Plurality and Diversity of Family Relations in Europe (2019), 47-58.