Belize - Enforcement of Money Judgments
Tania M. Moody, Senior Associate, Attorney-at-Law & Notary Public Barrow and Williams
Originally from Enforcement of Money Judgments
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 Belize.
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.