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Commemorative conference: 100 years Nobel Peace Prize Tobias Asser

09-12-2011

Inspiration and innovation in international law and politics 100 years Nobel Peace Prize Tobias Asser On 10 December 1911 Tobias M.C. Asser (1838-1913) received the Nobel Peace Prize. Tobias Asser took the initiative for the Hague Conference [details »]


Brazil joins the 1980 Access to Justice Convention

01-12-2011

On Tuesday, 15 November 2011, Brazil deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice and thus became the 26th Contracting State. The Convention will enter into force for Brazil on [details »]


Workshop on the Hague Service Convention, Mexico

28-11-2011

Mexico - Workshop on the Hague Service Convention On 28 November 2011, over 140 experts, judges, government officials, process servers, professors and members of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, November 2011

15-11-2011

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 »]


Viet Nam joins Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

01-11-2011

On 1 November 2011, Viet Nam deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. The Convention will enter into force for Viet Nam on 1 Februa [details »]


The Fourth Asia Pacific Conference of the Hague Conference, Manila

28-10-2011

From 26 to 28 October 2011, over 230 delegates and participants from Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Qata [details »]


Albania signs the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention

21-10-2011

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that on 21 October 2011 Albania signed the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. [details »]


Ukraine joins the Hague Traffic Accidents Convention

19-10-2011

On 19 October 2011, Ukraine deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 4 May 1971 on the Law Applicable to Traffic Accidents, and has thus become the 21st Contracting State. The Traffic Accidents Conventio [details »]


Republic of Moldova joins Hague Divorce Convention

10-10-2011

On 10 October 2011, the Republic of Moldova deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 1 June 1970 on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations, and has thus become the 19th Contracting State. The Divorce Convention will [details »]


Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apostille Convention and Third Regional Meeting on the e-APP for Europe Project

05-10-2011

"PARIS EVENT" Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apostille Convention and Third Regional Meeting on the e-APP for Europe Project Paris (France) - 4-5 October 2011 Almost 100 government representatives, notaries, jud [details »]


The Hague Prize for International Law awarded to Professor Paul Lagarde

21-09-2011

On 21st September 2011, Prof. Paul Lagarde was awarded the Hague Prize for International Law.* This award was established in 2002 to reflect the special position of the city of The Hague as "City of Peace and Justice".  The foundati [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, September 2011

15-09-2011

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 »]


Republic of Moldova accedes to 1961 Hague Form of Wills Convention

11-08-2011

On 11 August 2011, the Republic of Moldova deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 on the Conflicts of Laws Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions, and has thus become the 41st Contracting State. The [details »]


The Russian Federation becomes the 86th Contracting State to the Hague Child Abduction Convention

28-07-2011

On Thursday, 28 July 2011, the Russian Federation desposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. The Convention will enter into force for the Russian Federation [details »]


Uzbekistan becomes the 102nd Contracting State to the Hague Apostille Convention

25-07-2011

On Monday, 25 July 2011, Uzbekistan deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). The ins [details »]


Board of Directors of the National Child Support Enforcement Association adopts a resolution honouring former Deputy Secretary General Professor William Duncan

06-07-2011

On 27 June 2011, the Board of Directors of the National Child Support Enforcement Association adopted a resolution honouring former Deputy Secretary General Professor William Duncan for his extraordinary effort, guidance and contribution in the advan [details »]


First Gulf Judicial Seminar on Cross-Frontier Legal Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters, Qatar, Doha – 20 to 22 June 2011

28-06-2011

First Gulf Judicial Seminar on Cross-Frontier Legal Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters From 20 to 22 June 2011, approximately 80 participants from Member States of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) – Kuwait, Qatar, Sau [details »]


Conclusions and Recommendations of the Sixth Meeting of the Special Commission

27-06-2011

Special Commission Concludes with Recommendations to Improve the Operation of the Hague  Abduction and Child Protection Conventions The Sixth Meeting of the Special Commission to review the practical operation of the Hague Abducti [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, June 2011

15-06-2011

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 »]


Approximately 260 experts meet in The Hague to review the practical operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions

01-06-2011

The Hague Conference on Private International Law will convene the Sixth Meeting of the Special Commission to review the practical operation of the Hague Abduction and Child Protection Conventions from 1-10 June 2011. Both Conventions are important [details »]


The Secretary General participates in the first Petersburg International Legal Forum

21-05-2011

From May 19-21, 2011, Secretary General Hans van Loon took part in the first International Legal Forum in St Petersburg. Invited by the Government of the Russian Federation, he spoke on May 19, at the Plenary Session, moderated by former Chancellor [details »]


Significant Milestones for e-APP for Europe Project

20-05-2011

PRESS RELEASE Significant Milestones for e-APP for Europe Project: Spain issues its first e-Apostilles and starts operating a central e-Register using state-of-the-art e-APP technology This week Spain issued and registered its first e- [details »]


40 Contracting States for the Hague Form of Wills Convention

14-05-2011

Having acceded, on 15 March 2011, to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 on the Conflicts of Laws Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions, Ukraine has become the 40th State Party to this Treaty. The Form of Wills Convent [details »]


Oman joins the Apostille Convention as 101st Contracting State

12-05-2011

On Thursday 12 May 2011, the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman, H.E. Mr Sayyid Mohammed Harib 'Abdallah Al-Said, deposited Oman's instrument of accession to the Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for [details »]


Cross-frontier surrogacy issues added to Hague Conference work programme

07-04-2011

PRESS RELEASE Cross-Frontier Surrogacy Issues Added to Hague Conference Work Programme On Thursday, 7 April 2011, the Hague Conference on Private International Law's Council on General Affairs and Policy invited its Permanent Bureau t [details »]


Several States join Hague Conventions during Council on general affairs and policy

06-04-2011

PRESS RELEASE During the Hague Conference on Private International Law's annual meeting of its Council on General Affairs and Policy (5-7 April 2011), the European Union, Norway, Andorra and Costa Rica will each join one or more of the Ha [details »]


Finnish-Russian Expert Conference on International Child and Family Law

23-03-2011

On Wednesday 23 March 2011, a Finnish-Russian Expert Conference was held in Helsinki to discuss questions related to international child and family law. The Permanent Bureau was invited to participate in this meeting and was represen [details »]


The Secretary General addresses the Council of Europe's Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law

18-03-2011

At the 41st meeting of the Committee of Legal Advisers on Public International Law of the Council of Europe, held in Strasbourg on 17-18 March 2011, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference made a statement on the interaction between recent ca [details »]


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, March 2011

15-03-2011

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 »]


Haiti signs Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

02-03-2011

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that on 2 March 2011 the Republic of Haiti signed the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on the Protection of Children and Cooperation in respect of Intercountry Adoption. By signi [details »]


Mexico Inter-American Meeting

25-02-2011

Mexico Inter-American Meeting of International Hague Network Judges and Central Authorities on International Child Abduction (Mexico, 23-25 February 2011) Purpose of the Meeting The meeting was organized to discuss how to impro [details »]


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

22-02-2011

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


e-APP for Europe Project - first regional meeting to take place in Helsinki, Finland

14-02-2011

e-APP FOR EUROPE PROJECT FIRST REGIONAL MEETING TO TAKE PLACE IN HELSINKI, FINLAND Project funded by the European Union The first regional meeting of the e-APP for Europe Project, hosted by the Ministry of Justice of Finland, will be [details »]


30th Contracting State for the 1996 Hague Convention on protection of children

31-01-2011

On Monday, 31 January 2011, the instrument of acceptance by the Kingdom of the Netherlands of the Convention on jurisdiction, applicable law, recognition, enforcement and co-operation in respect of parental responsibility and measures for the pr [details »]


72 Members for the Hague Conference

27-01-2011

On Thursday 27 January 2011, the Republic of Costa Rica deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the Conference's 72nd Member. The following Hague Conventions are already in force for [details »]


71 Members for the Hague Conference

19-01-2011

On Wednesday 19 January 2011, the Republic of Mauritius deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the 70th Member State of the Organisation. Mauritius is the fourth State in Africa (along with Eg [details »]