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The Permanent Bureau, photographer: Highlens Since 1893, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, a melting pot of different legal traditions, has developed and serviced Conventions which respond to global needs in the following areas: conference room at the Hague Academy - photographer: Peter de Ruig
International protection of children, family and property relations: International legal co-operation and litigation: International commercial and finance law:
  • International protection of children
  • International child support and other forms of family maintenance
  • International protection of adults
  • Relations between (former) spouses
  • Wills, trusts, estates
  • International legal and administrative co-operation
         - Apostille Section
           (incl. e-APP)
         - Service Section
         - Evidence Section
  • Jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments
  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • Securities 
  • Trusts
  • Recognition of companies
  • News & Events

    Just released: e-Country Profile under the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention
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    Singapore becomes the 76th Member of the Hague Conference; Brazil accedes to the 1970 Hague Evidence Convention; Iraq accedes to the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention; and the European Union approves the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention
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    Just published: Practical Handbook on the operation of the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention
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    Council on General Affairs and Policy 2014 – Conclusions & Recommendations
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