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U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on Private International Law (ACPIL): Public Meeting on the Judgments Project

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The Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, Department of State, gives notice of a public meeting to discuss the judgments project. The public meeting will take place on Tuesday, November 15, 2016, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. EST. This is not a meeting of the full Advisory Committee.

A Special Commission of the Hague Conference met in June 2016 to discuss the structure and the provisions of a draft convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments in civil and commercial matters. Another Special Commission of the Hague Conference is scheduled to meet in February 2017 to continue the drafting process.

The purpose of the public meeting is to obtain the views of interested stakeholders on the current draft provisions of the convention, located at​docs/​ to discuss certain matters such as scope, possible declarations to the convention, and general and final clauses.

Time and Place: The meeting will take place from 10:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. EST on November 15, 2016, in Room 240, South Building, State Department Annex 4, Washington, DC 20037. Participants should plan to arrive at the Navy Hill gate on the west side of 23rd Street NW. (at the intersection of 23rd Street NW. and D Street NW.) by 9:30 a.m. for visitor screening. If you are unable to attend the public meeting and would like to participate from a remote location, teleconferencing will be available. Those who cannot attend but wish to comment are welcome to do so by email to John Kim at or Mike Dennis at

Public Participation: This meeting is open to the public, subject to the capacity of the meeting room. Access to the building is strictly controlled. For pre-clearance purposes, those planning to attend should email providing full name, address, date of Start Printed Page 69568birth, citizenship, driver's license or passport number, and email address. This information will greatly facilitate entry into the building. A member of the public needing reasonable accommodation should email not later than November 9, 2016. Requests made after that date will be considered, but might not be able to be fulfilled. If you would like to participate by telephone, please email to obtain the call-in number and other information.

Data from the public is requested pursuant to Public Law 99-399 (Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986), as amended; Public Law 107-56 (USA PATRIOT Act); and Executive Order 13356. The purpose of the collection is to validate the identity of individuals who enter Department facilities.

The data will be entered into the Visitor Access Control System (VACS-D) database. Please see the Security Records System of Records Notice (State-36) at​_docs/​SORN/​State-36.pdf for additional information.

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Dated: September 16, 2016.

Michael J. Dennis,

Attorney-Adviser, Office of Private International Law, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State.

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[FR Doc. 2016-24211 Filed 10-5-16; 8:45 am]