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

  • Adair Dyer (1932-2015)

    News & Events

    Series of important developments relating to the Hague Conference and the Hague Conventions
    Austria begins issuing e-Apostilles
    Launch of the Portuguese version of the Hague Conference website
    Special Commission reviewed practical operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention