Answer ... The following judgments are recognisable and enforceable:
- any judgment or order arising from civil proceedings;
- any arbitration award which has become enforceable under the law in force at the place where it was made in the same manner as a judgment of a court in that place; and
- any monetary judgment or court order in criminal proceedings for the payment of compensation or damages to an injured party.
The following foreign judgments cannot be recognised and enforced:
- judgments of a superior court of a foreign country issued on appeal from a court which is not a superior court; and
- judgments in respect of taxes or other similar charges or penalties or fines.
Answer ... Yes, the law states that a judgment shall be deemed to be final and conclusive notwithstanding that an appeal may be pending against it, or that it may still be subject to appeal, in the courts of the country of the original court.
Answer ... Under Section 10 of the Foreign Judgments (Reciprocal Enforcement), unless an order has been issued by the minister of justice, a foreign judgment must be recognised within 12 months of being passed, unless the court permits a longer period.
Under the Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgment Ordinance, the limitation period for enforcement of a judgment is 12 months from the date of the judgment or such longer period as may be allowed by the court.