News & Events (archive)

Latin American Judges' Seminar

02-12-2004

A Latin American Judges' Seminar is being held at Monterrey (Mexico) from 2-4 December 2004 under the auspices of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Judges and other authorities from Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, [details »]


 HCCH Secretary General Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite

30-11-2004

At a reception given at her residence on 30 November 2004, the Ambassador of France to the Netherlands, Her Excellency Mrs Anne Gazeau-Secret, on behalf of the President of the French Republic, conferred on Mr Hans van Loon, Secretary General of the [details »]


India accedes to 1961 Apostille Convention

26-10-2004

On 26 October 2004, India deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. The Convention will enter into force for India on 14 July 2005. & [details »]


E-Commerce Conference

26-10-2004

During the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH ), the Dutch Government and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC ) will jointly host a conference in The Hague on 26 and 2 [details »]


10 Contracting States for the 1996 Protection of Children Convention

11-10-2004

On 11 October 2004, the Republic of Slovenia deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Meas [details »]


Japan and the Hague Conference: a relationship of 100 years

23-09-2004

On Thursday, 23 September 2004, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference and the Ambassador of Japan at The Hague jointly hosted a reception to celebrate the centennial of the participation of Japan in the Hague Conference. The reception was hel [details »]


1970 Evidence Convention soon in force for Turkey

13-08-2004

On 13 August 2004, Turkey deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters. The Convention will enter into force for Turkey on 12 October 2004. [details »]


The Cook Islands accede to the Apostille Convention

13-07-2004

On 30 April 2005, the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents will enter into force for the Cook Islands, thus bringing the total of Contracting States to this Convention to 84. [details »]


Three ratifications for the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention

12-05-2004

On 19 March 2004, Portugal deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption. On 29 April 2004 and 12 May 2004, respectively, Thailand and Ma [details »]


Mr T. Bradbrooke Smith QC Commander of Orange-Nassau

19-04-2004

PRESS RELEASE  Yesterday, 19 April 2004, at the residence of the Netherlands Ambassador in Ottawa, Mr T. Bradbrooke ("Brad") Smith QC received the insignia of the Royal Honour of Commander Orange-Nassau (Commandeur van Oranje-Nassau) from the N [details »]


Justice H.L.J. Roelvink Officer of Orange-Nassau

16-04-2004

PRESS RELEASE  On Friday, 16 April 2004, the Minister of Justice of the Netherlands Mr P.H.J. Donner, during a reception at the Ministry of Justice, presented the insignia belonging to the Royal Honour of Officer Orange-Nassau (Officier van Ora [details »]


50 States Parties to the Service Convention

01-04-2004

On 1 April 2004, the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters entered into force for Romania, thus bringing the total of Contracting States to 50. [details »]


Malta judicial Conference on Cross-frontier Family Law issues - Building Bridges and Protecting Children

14-03-2004

PRESS RELEASE  International Child Protection, and the development of co-operation between European States and States of the Islamic tradition from the Mediterranean region, are two interconnected themes of an important Conference which is to t [details »]