News & Events (archive)

Visit of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice of Romania, to the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on private international law

17-11-1999

On Wednesday morning, 17 November 1999, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice of Romania H.E. Mr Valeriu Stoica, paid a visit to the Permanent Bureau of the Conference. Furthermore were present, among others, H.E. Mr Mihnea Motoc, Ambassador [details »]


Hague Child Abduction Convention soon in force for 60 States

16-11-1999

On Tuesday, 16 November 1999, Uruguay acceded to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Uruguay is the 60th State to become a Party to the Hague Child Abduction Convention, which will enter into [details »]


Malta accedes to Child Abduction Convention

26-10-1999

On Tuesday, 26 October 1999, Malta acceded to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. This Convention will enter into force for Malta on 1 January 2000. [details »]


Brazil accedes to Child Abduction Convention

19-10-1999

On Tuesday, 19 October 1999, Brazil acceded to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. This Convention will enter into force for Brazil on 1 January 2000. [details »]


Completion of the new Hague Convention on the International Protection of Adults

02-10-1999

A Special Diplomatic Commission of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, meeting at the Peace Palace from 20 September 1999 until 2 October 1999, drew up a new international convention for the protection in cross-border situations of adu [details »]


New Hague Convention on the Protection of Adults

20-09-1999

From 20 September to 2 October 1999, a Special Commission meeting of a diplomatic character will be held in the Peace Palace (Academy Building) at The Hague to finalise the project on the future Hague Convention on the protection of adults.In the cou [details »]


Electronic Commerce and the Internet (Press release including conclusions and recommendations)

02-09-1999

As a sequel to the work already undertaken by the Hague Conference on private international law on the questions of private international law raised by electronic commerce and the Internet, the Permanent Bureau, jointly with the University of Geneva, [details »]


Chile signs and ratifies 1993 Convention

13-07-1999

On Tuesday, 13 July 1999, Chile signed and ratified the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. This Convention will enter into force for Chile on 1 November 1999. [details »]


Monaco accedes to 1993 Convention

29-06-1999

On Tuesday, 29 June 1999, Monaco acceded to the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. This Convention will enter into force for Monaco on 1 October 1999. Monaco is the first co [details »]


Preliminary draft Convention on jurisdiction and the effects of judgments in civil and commercial matters

18-06-1999

This preliminary draft has been provisionally adopted by the Special Commission on 18 June 1999. The Special Commission will meet again in October 1999 to complete the work and give its final approval. [details »]


Austria ratifies 1993 Convention

19-05-1999

On Wednesday, 19 May 1999, Austria ratified the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.This Convention will enter into force for Austria on 1 September 1999. [details »]


Admission of Bulgaria as a Member State of the Hague Conference

22-04-1999

On Thursday 22 April 1999, the Ambassador of Bulgaria in The Hague deposited the instrument of acceptance of the Hague Conference's Statute. Consequently, Bulgaria has become the Conference's 47th Member State. [details »]


The 1993 Convention and the US - introduction of implementing legislation

23-03-1999

US Sens.Jesse Helms and Mary Landrieu introduced the Hague Convention on Intercountry Adoption, along with implementing legislation, to the US Senate March 23, 1999. Hearings on the treaty and legislation are expected to be scheduled shortly. [details »]


Brazil ratifies Intercountry Adoption Convention

10-03-1999

On Wednesday, 10 March 1999, Brazil ratified the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.This Convention will enter into force for Brazil on 1 July 1999. [details »]


Sweden signs and ratifies Legalisation Convention

02-03-1999

On Tuesday, 2 March 1999, Sweden signed and ratified the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.This Convention will enter into force for Sweden on 1 May 1999. [details »]


Belgium ratifies Child Abduction Convention

09-02-1999

 On Tuesday, 9 February 1999, Belgium ratified the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.This Convention will enter into force for Belgium on 1 May 1999. [details »]


Israel ratifies Intercountry Adoption Convention

03-02-1999

On Wednesday, 3 February 1999, Israel ratified the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.This Convention will enter into force for Israel on 1 June 1999. [details »]


Principles of European Trust Law

15-01-1999

On Friday, 15 January 1999, an international conference took place on "Principles of European Trust Law" in the Academy Building at The Hague. It was organized by the Business and Law Research Centre and the Faculty of Law of Nijmegen University. The [details »]


Ireland ratifies Legalisation Convention

08-01-1999

On Friday, 8 January 1999, Ireland ratified the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents.This Convention will enter into force for Ireland on 9 March 1999. [details »]