In matters of international insolvency at the Leiden Law School work is under development to create Principles and Guidelines for Cross-Border Judicial Cooperation in Insolvency Cases. See the newsletters posted on this blog, document 2013-12-doc1. In our work we are of course guided by recommendations of regional and global (non-binding) standard setting organisations. We have taken a closer look to a set of General Principles for Judicial Communications within the context of the so-called 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention. Last month the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the source of these Principles, has issued its publication ‘Direct Judicial Communications’, based on discussions within the International Hague Network of Judges, after over 10 years now including more than 80 judges from more than 55 States in all continents. The General Principles for Judicial Communications are work in progress. See for the publication http://www.hcch.net/index_en.php?act=events.details&year=2013&varevent=340 The Hague Conference invites comments and suggestions from States, interested organisations, or judges, especially members of the International Hague Network of Judges. In the Leiden JudgeCo-porject we will analyse the changes which might have been made to the draft text we have used in our research.