Readers, the Hague Conference and the University of Lucerne are hosting a conference on the new Hague Principles on September 8 and 9, 2016 in Lucerne. Here at Letters Blogatory we have taken a pretty good look at the new Principles in light of the Restatement (Second) of Conflict of Laws. The event looks terrific—it features a keynote address by Prof. Jürgen Basedow of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law, as well as panel discussions with scholars from around the world. Plus there is an intriguing “Dinner at the Lake” featured on the agenda.
The Swiss government has published a draft bill that, if enacted, would authorize