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Launch of iChild pilot, the Electronic Case Management System for the 1980 International Child Abduction Convention


INTRODUCTION OF MORE EFFICIENT SYSTEMS FOR DEALING WITH INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION Launch of iChild pilot, the Electronic Case Management System for the 1980 International Child Abduction Conventionby the Hague Conference and WorldReach The Pe [details »]

Latin American Judges’ Seminar: The Hague Children’s Conventions and Cross-Border Protection of Children within Latin America


© Fotobureau J. Thuring On 28 November - 3 December, 2005, 18 Judges, from Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States of America, Uruguay, and Ve [details »]

The Hague Conference publishes brochure on the protection of children across international frontiers


   Contents of the brochure: International child abduction Intercountry adoption International child protection Draft Hague Convention on the international recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance [details »]

Service of Process under the Hague Service Convention - Seminar in Moscow


From 4-5 October 2005, a seminar on the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters was held in Moscow. This Seminar was jointly organised by the Permanent Bur [details »]

International Symposium on the Hague Securities Convention in Seoul


The Korea Private International Law Association (KOPILA) & the Korea Securities Depository (KSD) are pleased to announce the holding of an important Seminar on the Hague Securities Convention. This Seminar, which is organised with the support of [details »]

China joins the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention
Over 200 experts from 66 nations meet at The Hague to discuss the protection of children in intercountry adoption


Today, on the eve of a one week review meeting to discuss the practical operation of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Inter-country Adoption, the People’s Republic of China deposited its instrument of rati [details »]

Paraguay accepts Hague Conference Statute


On Tuesday, 28 June 2005, Paraguay, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 65th Member State of the Organisation. Paraguay was already a Party to two Hague [details »]

International Forum on e-Notarization and e-Apostilles


The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and the International Union of Latin Notaries (IULN) are jointly organising an International Forum on e-Notarization and e-Apostilles. This Forum will be hosted by the National Nota [details »]

1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention soon in force for 66 States


On Thursday, 26 May 2005, Belgium deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. With this ratification, Belgium became the 66t [details »]

Ukraine - Official Visit of the Secretary General (25-27 May 2005)


From 25-27 May 2005, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference visited Kiev at the invitation of the Government of Ukraine. Ukraine became a Member of the Hague Conference on 3 December 2003, and this was the first visit of the Sec [details »]