Originally from: Enforcement of Money Judgments - Looseleaf
Enforcement of Money Judgments - Electronic
I. PRESENT ATTITUDE TOWARD ENFORCEMENT OF
FOREIGN MONEY JUDGMENTS
A. Describe the receptiveness of your government (including
courts) toward enforcement of foreign money judgments.
Section 13: No proceedings for the recovery of a sum payable under
a foreign judgment, being a judgment to which this Part applies, other
than proceedings by way of registration of the judgment, shall be
entertained by any court in Belize.
A foreign money judgment can be registered in Belize under the
Reciprocal Enforcement of Judgments Act but the Minister must by
Order in the Gazette give reciprocity treatment to that foreign country
if he is satisfied that reciprocity treatment is given to the enforcement
in that foreign country of judgments given by the Supreme Court of
B. Briefly describe recent illustrative attempts, whether
successful or unsuccessful, to enforce a foreign money
judgment in your country, particularly with regard to
enforcement of any judgments from United States courts.
There are none.
C. Describe any proposed legislation or other governmental
action in your country that could significantly affect the
enforcement of foreign money judgments.
There is no present proposed legislation or proposed governmental
action. We only have in place the Reciprocal Enforcement of
Judgments Act, Chapter 171 of the laws of Belize.
Tania M. Moody, Senior Associate, Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public Barrow and Williams