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Since 1893, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, a melting pot of different legal traditions, has developed and serviced Conventions which respond to global needs in the following areas: conference room at the Hague Academy - photographer: Peter de Ruig
International protection of children, family and property relations: International legal co-operation and litigation: International commercial and finance law:
  • International protection of children
  • International child support and other forms of family maintenance
  • International protection of adults
  • Relations between (former) spouses
  • Wills, trusts, estates
  • International legal and administrative co-operation
         - Apostille Section
           (incl. e-APP)
         - Service Section
         - Evidence Section
  • Jurisdiction and enforcement of judgments
  • Contracts
  • Torts
  • Securities 
  • Trusts
  • Recognition of companies
  • News & Events

    Vacancy for a working group and financial assistant for the iSupport Project
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    Burundi joins the 1961 Hague Apostille Convention
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    Belgium becomes the 41st Contracting State to the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention
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    Available now: Spanish version of the Explanatory Report on the 2005 Hague Choice of Court Convention
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