News & Events (archive)

New office space for the Permanent Bureau

13-12-2001

On 13 December 2001, the Mayor of The Hague, Mr W. Deetman, officially opened the newly built office space in the former attic of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference by revealing a plate which recalls the generous contribution from the Gover [details »]


Russian Federation rejoins the Hague Conference

06-12-2001

On 6 December 2001, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr Alexander Georgievich Khodakov, deposited the instrument of acceptance by his country of the Statute of the Hague Conference on private international law, in accordance with Arti [details »]


Republic of Latvia deposits instrument of accession to 1980 Hague Convention on civil aspects of international child abduction bringing total number of States Parties to seventy

15-11-2001

On 15 November 2001, the Republic of Latvia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Convention, which now has 70 States Parties, will enter into for [details »]


Secretary General of Hague Conference on private international law to receive Doctorate honoris causa

02-11-2001

PRESS RELEASE The Secretary General of The Hague Conference on private international law, Mr Hans van Loon, will receive a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Osnabruck during a ceremony to be held on Friday 2 November 2001.The Council of [details »]


Hague Conference has now 56 Member States

23-10-2001

On 23 October 2001, Lithuania, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 56th Member State of the Organisation. Lithuania was already a Party to the Hague Conventions on leg [details »]


Hague Conference has now 55 Member States

27-09-2001

On 27 September 2001, Sri Lanka, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 55th Member State of the Organisation. Sri Lanka was already a Party to the Hague Conventions on s [details »]


Third ratification and entry into force of the 1996 Hague Convention on protection of children

21-09-2001

On 21 September 2001, the Slovak Republic ratified the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children. S [details »]


Secretary General of Hague Conference on private international law to receive US Congress award

11-09-2001

PRESS RELEASE The Secretary General of The Hague Conference on private international law, Mr Hans van Loon, will receive the national "Angel in Adoption 2001" award from the US Congressional Coalition on Adoption, on 11 September 2001 in Washington [details »]


Communication from the Romanian Committee for Adoptions informing of suspension of adoptions with Romania since 14 December 2000

15-08-2001

FTP "adop_ro.pdf" [details »]


Acceptance of the Statute

01-08-2001

On 1 August 2001, it was established that Bosnia and Herzegovina has become a Member of the Conference on that date with retroactive effect as from 7 June 2001. [details »]


Belarus accepts Statute

12-07-2001

On 12 July 2001, the Republic of Belarus accepted the Hague Conference's Statute after having been admitted as a Member State of the Organisation. [details »]


Jordan accepts Statute

13-06-2001

On 13 June 2001, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan accepted the Hague Conference's Statute after having been admitted as a Member State of the Organisation. [details »]


Nineteenth Diplomatic Session, Part One

06-06-2001

PRESS RELEASE1. From 6-22 June 2001 the Hague Conference on private international law met in Diplomatic Session (Nineteenth Session, first part) at the Peace Palace in the Hague, to pursue negotiations towards a new Convention on Jurisdiction and For [details »]


Georgia accepts Statute

28-05-2001

On 28 May 2001, the Republic of Georgia accepted the Hague Conference's Statute after having been admitted as a Member State of the Organisation. [details »]


Electronic presentation with general information on the Hague Conference

10-05-2001

On 10 May 2001, at a meeting organised by the International Union of Sheriff Officers and Judicial Officers in Cape Town, South Africa, the First Secretary of the Hague Conference, Dr Christophe Bernasconi, made an electronic presentation on the Hagu [details »]


Special Commission on the operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention

22-03-2001

From 22-28 March 2001, the fourth Special Commission meeting to review the operation of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction will be held in the Academy Building, on the grounds of the Peace Pa [details »]