Particularly in the EU, the framework for the recognition and enforcement of judgments and extrajudicial documents has been substantially extended. However, several topics are not yet covered by the current framework and are still subject to national rules on recognition and enforcement. Moreover, a worldwide Convention on the recognition and enforcement is still lacking. New developments and problems encountered in practice merit a closer study. The fourth issue of 2014 of Nederlands Internationaal Privaatrecht is dedicated to the recognition and enforcement: gaps and flaws in the current framework. It includes six articles that address fundamental questions of enforcement, alternative paths of recognition in the EU, national perspectives from several countries and developments in the revived Hague judgment project. View the sample article by Patrick Kinsch on Enforcement as a fundamental right.