News & Events (archive)

Update Hague Family Law Conventions

30-12-2010

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 recently ratified by various EU Membe [details »]


Morocco Judicial Seminar on Cross-Border Protection of Children and Families

15-12-2010

Morocco Judicial Seminar on Cross-Border Protection of Children and Families hosted by the Supreme Court of the Kingdom of Morocco with the Hague Conference on Private International Law and TAIEX Rabat (Morocco), 13-15 Decem [details »]


Viet Nam - Study visit to the Permanent Bureau and signing of Intercountry Adoption Convention

08-12-2010

Participants of the study visit at the Permanent Bureau On 8-10 December 2010, a delegation of Vietnamese officials from the Ministry of Justice, Office of State President, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the People's Supreme Court att [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, November 2010

15-11-2010

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: Introductio [details »]


Landmark international seminar on Hague Choice of Court Convention | Seminario internacional sobre el Convenio de La Haya sobre Acuerdos de Elección de Foro

08-11-2010

Government officials, judges, and other experts from various Latin American States acknowledge benefits of the Hague Choice of Court Convention and recognise potential for domestic application in harmony with corresponding regional instruments. [details »]


Publication of the Guide to Good Practice under the Child Abduction Convention: Part IV - Enforcement

08-10-2010

It is with great pleasure that the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law announces the publication of Part IV of the Guide to Good Practice under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of Internat [details »]


U.S. Senate approves Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other Forms of Family Maintenance

29-09-2010

On 29 September 2010, the United States Senate approved the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and other Forms of Family Maintenance. This treaty will make it easier for Americans to recover child support payments from [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, September 2010

15-09-2010

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: Introductio [details »]


70 Members for the Hague Conference

14-07-2010

On Wednesday, 14 July 2010, the Republic of the Philippines deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the 70th Member of the Organisation. One Hague Convention is already in force fo [details »]


Ukraine signs 2007 Hague Child Support Convention

07-07-2010

On Wednesday 7 July 2010, Ukraine signed the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. The Child Support Convention has not yet entered into force. Ambassador Ko [details »]


6th International Forum on the electronic Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP)

29-06-2010

download the PDF version in English | Español  6th International Forum on the electronic Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP) The Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and the Permanent Bureau of the Hagu [details »]


Special Commission on the operation of the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention

28-06-2010

From 17 to 25 June 2010, a Special Commission meeting was held in The Hague, on the grounds of the Peace Palace, in which more than 80 countries and 14 international organisation were participating. The objective of the Special Commission is to re [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, June 2010

15-06-2010

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: Internation [details »]


European Union supports the e-Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP)

11-05-2010

 Download this announcement in PDF EUROPEAN UNION SUPPORTS THE E-APOSTILLE PILOT PROGRAM (E-APP) The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is very pleased to announce that the European Union has acco [details »]


Co-operation with and presence in Latin America

07-05-2010

In the context of implementing the strategic aim of the Hague Conference of reinforcing its co-operation with, and its presence in, Latin America, the Secretary General, on 7 May 2010, signed two agreements in Buenos Aires.     [details »]


The NEW INCADAT was launched on 30 April 2010

30-04-2010

A new version of the International Child Abduction Database - INCADAT - was launched on 30 April 2010. The new INCADAT website gives access to a completely revised and modernised database of case-law under the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention. [details »]


Morocco accedes to two Hague Conventions

26-04-2010

On 26 April 2010, Morocco deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 4 May 1971 on the Law Applicable to Traffic Accidents. The Convention will enter into force for Morocco on 25 June 2010. Earlier this year, on 9 March, [details »]


European Union signs and ratifies 2007 Hague Protocol; Albania accedes to two Hague Conventions

08-04-2010

On 8 April 2010, during the Council on General Affairs of the Hague Conference, the Hague Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations was signed and ratified by the European Union.  On the same occa [details »]


Launch of the German section of the HCCH website

07-04-2010

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, a section called [details »]


Another milestone for the electronic Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP)

01-04-2010

Another milestone for the electronic Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP): New Zealand launches its e-Register of Apostilles and becomes the first jurisdiction to have completed a comprehensive implementation of both components of the e-APP To [details »]


International Judicial Conference on Cross-Border Family Relocation

25-03-2010

 download the Declaration in English | Français | Español                  INTERNATIONAL JUDICIAL CONFERENCE ON CROSS-BORDER FAMILY RELOC [details »]


Australia accedes to Hague Service Convention

15-03-2010

On 15 March 2010, Australia 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. The accession was announced in a press release [details »]


Hague Child Abduction Convention soon to be in force for Morocco (Press Release)

09-03-2010

PRESS RELEASE INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION - MOROCCO JOINS THE HAGUE CONVENTION The Hague Conference is pleased to receive advice that Morocco has acceded to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International C [details »]


Revamped Apostille Section

01-03-2010

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to launch a revised and improved version of the popular Apostille Section of the Hague Conference website. The centrepiece of the revamped Section is the electronic version of the “ABCs of Apostilles” &nd [details »]


e-APP: Mexico Launches State-of-the-art e-Register of Apostilles

01-03-2010

[español]  Mexico joins the growing list of jurisdictions that have implemented at least one of the components of the electronic Apostille Pilot Program (e-APP). The Secretaría de Gobernación (the equivalent of the Mi [details »]


African Governments urged to adopt Hague Conventions on Children

23-02-2010

High officials, judges and other experts from States in the Southern and Eastern African Region call for closer inter-State co-operation to protect vulnerable children in cross-frontier situations, and support implementation of the Hague Children [details »]


Information Note - Haiti earthquake and intercountry adoption of children

20-01-2010

Information Note to States and Central Authorities Haiti earthquake and intercountry adoption of children The Secretariat of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (the Hague Conference), noting with great concern the tragic situat [details »]


Peru joins Hague Apostille Convention

13-01-2010

On Wednesday 13 January 2010, Peru deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, bringing the total number of Contracting States to 98. [details »]