News & Events

APEC Workshop on effective enforcement of business contracts and efficient resolution of business disputes through the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention

01-09-2015

The Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Workshop on the effective enforcement of business contracts and efficient resolution of business disputes through the Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention will take place on Tuesday 1 September [details »]


Guide to Good Practice on Mediation now available in Mandarin

29-07-2015

Thanks to the Government of Canada, the “Guide to Good Practice under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction – Mediation” is now available in Mandarin. With this, the Mediatio [details »]


iSupport : Signature of the iSupport Development and Maintenance Contract on 17 July 2015

17-07-2015

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that, following a transparent and competitive tender process, the contracts for the development and maintenance of the iSupport case management a [details »]


UNCITRAL Endorses the Hague Principles

08-07-2015

On 8 July 2015, UNCITRAL provided its endorsement of the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (Hague Principles) during its Forty-eighth session held in Vienna, marking the first instrument of the Hague Conference on P [details »]


Towards the Well-Being of the Child Through the Hague Child Abduction and Protection of Children Conventions: An Asia Pacific Symposium, Macao, China

25-06-2015

The conference "Towards the Well-Being of the Child Through the Hague Child Abduction and Protection of Children Conventions: An Asia Pacific Symposium, Macao, China" will take place on Thursday 25 and Friday 26 June 2015 at the Macao Sci [details »]


Special Commission reviewed practical operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

24-06-2015

From 8 to 12 June 2015, a Special Commission meeting was held in The Hague to review the practical operation of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption (the "1 [details »]


Launch of the Portuguese version of the Hague Conference website

17-06-2015

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that on 17 June 2015 the Portuguese version of the Hague Conference website has been launched. The Permanent Bureau wishes to extend its gratitude to [details »]


Series of important developments relating to the Hague Conference and the Hague Conventions

11-06-2015

Today, Thursday 11 June 2015, the experts and observers attending the fourth meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention, witnessed a series of important developments relating to [details »]


2005 Choice of Court Convention to enter into force on 1 October 2015 following the approval by the European Union

11-06-2015

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that on 11 June 2015, during the Fourth Meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention, the European Union deposited its instrument of [details »]


Available Now: The Hague Principles in Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish

04-06-2015

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that the Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish translations of the 12 articles of the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts ("the Hague Pr [details »]


Austria begins issuing e-Apostilles

01-06-2015

On 1 June 2015, the Austrian Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs began issuing e-Apostilles as part of the e-APP under the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Publi [details »]


Save the date and call for proposals - Recovery of maintenance in Asia Pacific and worldwide: national and regional systems and the Hague 2007 Child Support Convention and Protocol

27-05-2015

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), through its Asia Pacific Regional Office, will hold a global conference on the recovery of child support and family maintenance in Hong Kong from 9 to 11 Novemb [details »]


iSupport : Call for tender launched on 1 May 2015

01-05-2015

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that the Call for Tender for the development and the maintenance of the iSupport case management and secure communication system was launched today. The Contract Notice for [details »]


Armenia accepts the Statute of the Hague Conference

28-04-2015

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that on Tuesday 28 April 2015, Armenia deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the Conference's 79th Member. The Permanent Bureau was represented [details »]


iSupport : New Deliverable document and Prior Information Notice are available - Invitation to economic operators to give a short presentation on 29 April 2015

02-04-2015

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that the Prior Information Notice for the procurement of the iSupport case management and secure communication system has now been published on the European Union on-lin [details »]


Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Conference - Conclusions & Recommendations

26-03-2015

From 24 to 26 March 2015, Members of the Hague Conference gathered in The Hague for the meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy. The Council was attended by a record 180 participants, representing 64 Members, one admitted State, two [details »]


Singapore signs the 2005 Choice of Court Convention

25-03-2015

Today, Wednesday 25 March 2015, during the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference, Ms Thian Yee Sze, Director General of the Legal Group, Ministry of Law, Singapore, signed the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Co [details »]


Republic of Moldova seeks membership to the Hague Conference

25-03-2015

Today, during the Council on General Affairs and Policy, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law received the official proposal from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to admit the Rep [details »]


Approval of the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

19-03-2015

On 19 March 2015, the Members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law formally approved the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts. The Principles, which also comprise a comprehensive Commentary, were develop [details »]


Tajikistan joins the Apostille Convention as 108th Contracting State and becomes 145th Connected State

20-02-2015

This afternoon, Tajikistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). Following the usual procedural steps, the Conve [details »]


Kazakhstan accedes to the Hague Civil Procedure and Access to Justice Conventions

29-01-2015

On 29 January 2015, Kazakhstan has acceded to the Hague Conventions of 1 March 1954 on civil procedure and of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice. In accordance with its Article 31, the 1954 Convention will enter into force for [details »]


Paraguay Promulgates the Law based on the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

20-01-2015

On 15 January 2015, Paraguay promulgated Law No 5393 on the Law Applicable to International Contracts (Law), which implements the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (Draft Principles) (a newsflash publish [details »]