News & Events (archive)

Just published: Practical Handbook on the operation of the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention

22-04-2014

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that the Practical Handbook on the operation of the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and C [details »]


Council on General Affairs and Policy 2014 – Conclusions & Recommendations

10-04-2014

From 8 to 10 April 2014, Members of the Hague Conference gathered in The Hague for the annual meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy. The Council reviewed the work of the Organisation during the prior year and charted the course for [details »]


Singapore becomes 76th HCCH Member; Brazil accedes to 1970 Evidence Convention; Iraq accedes to 1980 Child Abduction Convention; European Union approves 2007 Child Support Convention

09-04-2014

On 9 April 2014, during the Council on General Affairs of the Hague Conference, Singapore became the 76th Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law by depositing its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Organisation. [details »]


Just released: e-Country Profile under the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention

09-04-2014

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the recent release of the e-Country Profile under the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. [details »]


Just published: Practical Handbook for Caseworkers under the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention

07-04-2014

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Practical Handbook for Caseworkers under the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Form [details »]


Just published: Spanish version of the Explanatory Report on the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention

04-04-2014

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Spanish version of the Explanatory Report on the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other [details »]


Tunisia seeks membership in the Hague Conference

03-04-2014

On Thursday 3 April 2014, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law formally opened the six month period for existing Members to vote on the proposal of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to admit the Repub [details »]


Just published: Volume XX of the Judges' Newsletter

03-04-2014

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that volume XX of the Judges' Newsletter has recently been published. The special focus of this volume of the Judges' Newsletter is on th [details »]


10th Anniversary of the Malta Process

24-03-2014

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary of the Malta Process, a dialogue involving both Contracting States to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil As [details »]


Mongolia joins the 1954 Hague Civil Procedure Convention

03-03-2014

On Monday, 3 March 2014, the Ambassador of Mongolia to the Netherlands, H.E. Mr Davaadorj Khishigdelger, deposited the instrument of accession of Mongolia to the Hague Convention of 1 March 1954 on civil procedure (“Civil Procedure Convention&r [details »]


Conclusions & Recommendations of the Experts' Group meeting on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Protection Orders

18-02-2014

The Experts' Group on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Protection Orders met in The Hague on 12 and 13 February 2014. A provisional version of the Conclusions and Recommendations of this meeting has been published on this website. [details »]


20 New Judges designated in 2013 to the International Hague Network of Judges

07-02-2014

The International Hague Network of Judges (IHNJ) attracted 20 new judicial designations in 2013, growing from 71 to 91 judges worldwide. A total of 60 States have now officially designated a judge to the IHNJ, with 11 new States designating judges in [details »]


Completion of an EU partnership project between Romania, ENM and the Hague Conference on the International Recovery of Maintenance

29-01-2014

From January 2012 until January 2014, the Ministry of Justice of Romania, the École Nationale de la Magistrature (ENM - France) and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference worked together on the project "Enhancing judicial internatio [details »]


Japan signs and ratifies the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention

24-01-2014

On Friday 24 January 2014, Japan became the 91st Contracting State to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Japan’s instrument of ratification was deposited by H.E. Mr Masaru Tsuj [details »]