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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, December 2009

15-12-2009

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: Working Par [details »]


Dominican Republic joins 1996 Protection of Children Convention

14-12-2009

On 14 December 2009, the Dominican Republic deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures [details »]


50 Contracting States for the Hague Evidence Convention

14-12-2009

On 14 December 2009, the Republic of Korea deposited the instrument of accession 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 the Republic of Kore [details »]


First Meeting of Latin American Judges of the International Hague Network of Judges

04-12-2009

The First Meeting of Latin American Judges of the International Hague Network of Judges took place on 4 December 2009. The following Latin American States were represented at the meeting: Argentina, Chile, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Mexico, [details »]


Uruguay signs and ratifies 1996 Hague Convention

17-11-2009

On 17 November 2009, 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 was signed and ratified by Uru [details »]


States strengthen co-operation on international child support

17-11-2009

Press release  Representatives from over 50 States and the European Community have agreed on a number of practical measures and principles to promote and implement a new Convention on the recovery of international child support. Th [details »]


Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention soon to be in force for 81 States

16-10-2009

After the signature and ratification by Greece on 2 September 2009, two more countries have joined the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption: Cape Verde (4 September 2009) [details »]


Second ratification for the Hague Securities Convention

15-10-2009

On 15 October 2009, the Republic of Mauritius deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary. The Convention, which is open fo [details »]


Croatia accedes to Hague Evidence Convention

01-10-2009

On Thursday 1 October 2009, Croatia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at The Hague. The Evidence Convent [details »]


Minister of Justice and Law Reforms of Sri Lanka visits the Permanent Bureau

28-09-2009

On Monday 28 September 2009, H.E. Mr Milinda Moragoda, Minister of Justice and Law Reforms of Sri Lanka visited the Permanent Bureau in The Hague. The Minister was accompanied by H.E. Ms Grace Asirwatham, Ambassador of Sri Lanka in the Netherlan [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, September 2009

15-09-2009

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: The Interco [details »]


Switzerland first State to ratify Hague Securities Convention

14-09-2009

On Monday 14 September 2009, the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary was ratified by Switzerland. Two more ratifications or accessions are needed in order [details »]


Hague Service Convention soon in force for 60 States

08-09-2009

On 8 September 2009, Belize deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the N [details »]


HCCH Secretary General elected Associé of the Institut de Droit International

04-09-2009

The Institut de Droit International, at its 74th meeting in Naples (3-11 September 2009), elected the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, Mr Hans van Loon, as Associé of the Institute. [details »]


Croatia ratifies 1996 Child Protection Convention

04-09-2009

On Friday, 4 September 2009, the Republic of Croatia deposited the instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parenta [details »]


Greece signs and ratifies de 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

02-09-2009

On Wednesday 2 September 2009, the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption was signed and ratified by H.E. Mr Konstantinos Ioannis Rallis, Ambassador of Greece. Also atte [details »]


Francophone Seminar on the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention, The Hague, 22-26 June 2009

22-06-2009

The Francophone Seminar on the 1993 Adoption Convention, organised by the Hague Conference on Private International Law in partnership with the French Institute of the Netherlands and the Organisation internationale de la francophonie ( [details »]


Hague Academy Seminar on 'The Protection of the Child in International Law'

20-06-2009

From 14- 20 June 2009 the Hague Academy of International Law organised a Seminar for Advanced Studies in Public and Private International Law on the theme of "The Protection of the Child in International Law". The Hague Conference, which ha [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, June 2009

15-06-2009

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: Third Malta [details »]


New Zealand issues first e-Apostille

14-05-2009

On 13 May 2009, the Authentication Unit of the Department of Internal Affairs (Te Tari Taiwhenua) of New Zealand issued its first e-Apostille. This e-Apostille, issued in full conformity with the model suggested under the electronic Apostille Pilot [details »]


Nepal signs Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

28-04-2009

On Tuesday 28 April 2009, the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption was signed by H.E. Mr Pramesh Kuman Hamal, Ambassador of Nepal to the Benelux and the European Communities. [details »]


European Community signs Hague Choice of Court Convention

01-04-2009

During the Council on General Affairs, the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements was signed by the European Community. As the Czech Republic is presiding the European Union, the Czech Minister of Justice, H.E. Mr [details »]


Official launching by Mrs Alegría Borrás of the Spanish section of the HCCH website

31-03-2009

In 1998, the website of the Hague Conference was created in the Organisation's official languages, French and English. To meet the growing demand within the international community to access this information in other languages, [details »]


Council on General Affairs

31-03-2009

From 31 March until 2 April 2009, the Council on General Affairs was held in the building of the Academy of International Law in The Hague. The Conclusions and Recommendations have been published shortly after the meeting and are accessible h [details »]


Switzerland ratifies 1996 and 2000 Hague Conventions

27-03-2009

On Friday, 27 March 2009, Switzerland deposited the instruments of ratification of the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures [details »]


Third Malta Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues

24-03-2009

Third Malta Judicial Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues, hosted by the Government of Malta in collaboration with the Hague Conference on Private International Law St. Julian’s (Malta), 24-26 March 2009 Purpose of the Conf [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, March 2009

15-03-2009

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: The Interco [details »]


US signs 2005 Choice of Court Convention

19-01-2009

On Monday 19 January 2009, the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements received its first signature. Mr John B. Bellinger III, Legal Adviser to the US Secretary of State, signed the instrument of signature on behalf of the Un [details »]


Joint EC-HCCH Conference on Direct Judicial Communications on Family Law Matters and the Development of Judicial Networks

16-01-2009

On 15-16 January 2009, judges and experts from more than 50 countries and representatives from leading international judges associations met in Brussels (Belgium), under the auspices of the European Commission and the Hague Conference, to discuss [details »]


10th anniversary of International Network of Judges for International Child Protection

16-01-2009

A small celebration to mark the 10th anniversary of the International Hague Network of Judges was held in Brussels on Friday 16 January 2009. The creation of an international network of judges for international child protection was first pro [details »]