Practical Handbook (4th ed. 2016)

The Practical Handbook offers detailed explanations on the general operation of the Service Convention as well as authoritative commentaries on the major issues raised by practice over the past fifty years.

Since the publication of the 3rd edition of this Handbook in 2006, there have been important developments in case law and State practice in relation to the Hague Service Convention. These developments are the most important basis for this updated and expanded 4th edition. In addition, it includes comprehensive research and analysis relating to the use of information technology in the operation of the Convention, an area that continues to evolve.

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 Volltext des Übereinkommens
    Wie man die Statustabelle liest

 Behörden und andere praktische Hinweise

 Tabelle zur Anwendbarkeit der Art 8 (2), 10 (a), (b) und (c), 15 (2) und 16 (3)

 Erläuternde Dokumente

Ersuchen - Bestätigung - Zusammenfassung


 Fragebögen und Antworten