News & Events (archive)

Swiss Government recommends quick ratification of Hague Securities Convention

15-11-2006

At its meeting of 15 November 2006, the Swiss Federal Council approved the Message relating to the Draft Federal Intermediated Securities Act and the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on Intermediated Securities. The official press release expressly me [details »]


MERCOSUR / HCCH

10-11-2006

On 10 November 2006, the Ministers of Justice of the Member States of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela), as well as of the Associate States Chile and Bolivia, signed a declaration encouraging States of the region which hav [details »]


Inter-American Expert Meeting on International Child Abduction

10-11-2006

The Hague, 10 November 2006Experts from the Inter-American Children’s Institute (IIN) and the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) co-ordinated the Inter-American expert meeting on international child abduction, which was attended by [details »]


Denmark ratifies Apostille Convention

30-10-2006

On Monday, 30 October 2006, Denmark deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). With this ratification, the C [details »]


Milestones for the Apostille Convention: Republic of Korea becomes the 90th Contracting State and all EU-Member States soon to be party to the Convention

25-10-2006

By depositing its instrument of accession, the Republic of Korea today became the 90th Contracting State of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Hague Apostille Convention). [details »]


Launch of Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship

15-09-2006

On Friday, 15 September 2006, the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship was launched by the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the International Law Association (Australian Branch) in Sydney. This award enables an Australian student o [details »]


African Judicial Seminar at The Hague

03-09-2006

 [photograph reproduced with the permission of John Thuring of Fotobureau Thuring b.v.]  In response to the exponential growth of the geographical span and number of States and individuals affected by cross border child protection is [details »]


Hague Conference receives Children's Champion Award

01-08-2006

On 1 August 2006, William Duncan, Deputy Secretary General, and Philippe Lortie, First Secretary, received on behalf of the Hague Conference NCSEA's Children's Champion Award, on the occasion of NCSEA's 55th Annual Training Conference and Expo in Dal [details »]


Switzerland and the United States sign Hague Securities Convention

05-07-2006

United States and Switzerland first to signHague Treaty providing legal certainty to modern forms of holding and transferring of securities 1. The United States and Switzerland, which represent two of the world's foremost financial markets, tod [details »]


Secretary General visits Latin America

08-06-2006

Co-operation with MERCOSUR Agreement with Inter-American Children’s Institute I     On the invitation of the “Comisión Técnica” of the Ministers of Justice of MERCOSUR and its Associate Members, the Secretary General of the Ha [details »]


Second Malta Judicial Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues

19-03-2006

From 19 until 22 March 2006, the Second Malta Judicial Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues was held, hosted by the Government of Malta in collaboration with the Hague Conference on Private International Law (click here for t [details »]