This year has begun well for the project with Latvia ratifying in January and the UK ratifying the UPCA on 26 April. In addition, there are a number of contracting states who have ratified the Protocol on Privileges and Immunities over the last few months.
Details of the latest ratifications can be found here – http://www.consilium.europa.eu/en/documents-publications/treaties-agreements/agreement/?id=2013001&DocLanguage=en
There remains more work to do before the provisional application phase can commence – not least the outcome of the complaint against the UPCA in Germany which will influence the speed of moving to the final stage of the project. Those that have applied for judicial positions will be contacted directly and as further progress is made, updates will be provided via this website.