News & Events (archive)

Publication of Guide on Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children

17-12-2008

Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of General Principles and Guide to Good Practice on Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children. The purpose of this Guide is to draw attention to ce [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, December 2008

15-12-2008

Recently published: the quarterly update, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents: A new guide [details »]


Dominican Republic accedes to Hague Apostille Convention

12-12-2008

On Friday, 12 December 2008, the Dominican Republic deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). Wit [details »]


First Electronic Apostille in Europe

01-12-2008

Another important step for the Electronic Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP) The Superior Court of Murcia (Spain) recently issued the first electronic Apostille (e-Apostille) in Europe. This Apostille, issued within the framework of an internati [details »]


International Adoption Round Table in Kyiv

06-11-2008

International Round Table "Intercountry Adoption in Ukraine: International Law Implementation Issues" On 6 and 7 November 2008, an international Round Table was co-organised in Kyiv by the Ministry of Ukraine for Family, Youth [details »]


Italy signs Protection of Adults Convention

31-10-2008

On Friday, 31 October 2008, Italy became the eleventh State to sign the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults.  [details »]


Croatia signs 1996 Convention

30-10-2008

On Thursday, 30 October 2008, the Republic of Croatia signed 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 [details »]


Third Asia Pacific Regional Conference

26-09-2008

International Co-operation through Hague Conventions in the Asia Pacific The Third Asia Pacific Regional Conference, jointly organized by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hague Conference on Private International [details »]


115th Anniversary HCCH - Hague Protection of Adults Convention soon to enter into force

18-09-2008

On Thursday 18 September 2008, the 115th anniversary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was celebrated in the Academy Building, on the grounds of the Peace Palace, in The Hague. During the celebration, the Hague Convention o [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, September 2008

15-09-2008

Recently published: the quarterly update, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents: More effici [details »]


First Guide to Good Practice for the 1993 Hague Adoption Convention published

27-08-2008

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the official publication of the 1st Guide to Good Practice for the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention: The Implementation and Operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention: A Guide t [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, June 2008

15-06-2008

Recently published: the quarterly update, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents: General Affa [details »]


Published in Brazil: Conferência da Haia de Direito Internacional Privado: A Participação do Brasil

05-06-2008

Conferência da Haia de Direito Internacional Privado: A Participação do Brasil. This book edited by Professors João Grandino Rodas and Gustavo Ferraz de Campos Monaco is entirely devoted to the Hague Conference, its history, structure and modus ope [details »]


Third Russian Seminar held in Ekaterinburg

16-05-2008

On 15 and 16 May 2008, a seminar on the implementation of the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters and the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Takin [details »]


Third signature for the Hague Securities Convention

28-04-2008

On Monday, 28 April 2008, the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in respect of Securities held with an Intermediary was signed by Mauritius. The instrument of ratification will be desposited at a later date. The [details »]


4th ASEAN Law Forum in Ha Noi

09-04-2008

Fourth Law Forum of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) On 8 and 9 April 2008, the Fourth ASEAN Law Forum on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters was held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The Forum, hosted by the Mi [details »]


Mauritius envisages accession to Hague Securities Convention

28-03-2008

The Government of Mauritius has informed the Permanent Bureau that the Republic of Mauritius is envisaging and actively preparing accession to the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in respect of Securities h [details »]


Colombani Report on Adoption

19-03-2008

On 19 March 2008, Jean-Marie Colombani, former chairman and chief executive of Le Monde, delivered his Report on Adoption (Rapport sur l’adoption) to the French President, Mr Sarkozy. Mr Sarkozy had requested Mr Colombani in October 2007 to examine w [details »]


India accepts HCCH Statute

13-03-2008

On Thursday, 13 March 2008, India deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the 69th Member of the Organisation. India - a federal State consisting of 28 states and 7 union states [details »]