Estonian honorary Consul in Israel, Haggai Carmon is an international law lawyer who has written two legal text books in Hebrew. Foreign Judgments in Israel, Recognition and Enforcement, with an introduction by the then Deputy Chief Justice of the Israel Supreme Court. The book was translated into English and was published by SPRINGER. The book became an authority in Israel and was already cited in 29 court judgments including 9 of the Supreme Court. Now, ten years after its first appearance, a second and extended edition is being published in Israel.
As a judgment in a foreign country is not automatically recognized in Israel. Before a judgment will be recognized or enforced, it must first undergo a domestic integration process. A declaration that a foreign judgment is enforceable in Israel is dependent upon its meeting certain conditions specified by statute, irrespective of whether recognition of the foreign judgment is indirect or direct. These conditions serve as the main route for giving validity to foreign in rem judgments and to personal status judgments, which cannot otherwise be enforced; recognition of a judgment as enforceable, however, enables it to be executed. The book integrates lucid, theoretical analysis of the issues of enforcement and recognition of foreign judgments with practical instructions. It thus serves as a valuable guide for anyone seeking answers to the questions examined in the book, whether in the context of international commerce or to resolve transnational legal disputes. Despite the complexity of the questions addressed in the book, they are given accurate and easily understandable answers.
Eliezer Rivlin, Deputy Chief Justice, the Israel Supreme Court – Haggai Carmon’s book grapples with the range of issues arising from the recognition of foreign judgments and their enforcement, i.e., the declaration that they are enforceable judgments. The book thoroughly and methodically examines these issues…Haggai Carmon has outstanding expertise in international law. He has a breadth of legal knowledge and extensive experience in both the theoretical and practical aspects of both private and public international law. He serves as legal counsel to commercial entities as well as foreign governmental agencies; amongst others, he is an outside legal counsel to the government of the United States. As this text reflects, Haggai Carmon is also a first-rate scholar and he shares his knowledge in a style that is suitable to every reader.
Very recently Mr. Carmon has authored another legal text book Remedies in Cross-Border Litigation with an introduction by the current Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. SPRINGER has already acquired the English edition of that book.