International Symposium on the Hague Securities Convention in Seoul

The Korea Private International Law Association (KOPILA) & the Korea Securities Depository (KSD) are pleased to announce the holding of an important Seminar on the Hague Securities Convention. This Seminar, which is organised with the support of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea,...

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Ukraine - Official Visit of the Secretary General (25-27 May 2005)

From 25-27 May 2005, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference visited Kiev at the invitation of the Government of Ukraine. Ukraine became a Member of the Hague Conference on 3 December 2003, and this was the first visit of the Secretary General to Ukraine. He had extensive talks with the Minister of Justice, Mr Roman Zvarych, first on 25 May and then again on 26 May. He...

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HCCH Secretary General Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite

At a reception given at her residence on 30 November 2004, the Ambassador of France to the Netherlands, Her Excellency Mrs Anne Gazeau-Secret, on behalf of the President of the French Republic, conferred on Mr Hans van Loon, Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the insignia of Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite. On the same occasion, the French...

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Justice H.L.J. Roelvink Officer of Orange-Nassau

PRESS RELEASE  On Friday, 16 April 2004, the Minister of Justice of the Netherlands Mr P.H.J. Donner, during a reception at the Ministry of Justice, presented the insignia belonging to the Royal Honour of Officer Orange-Nassau (Officier van Oranje-Nassau) to Mr H.L.J. Roelvink, former Justice of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands and former Vice-President of the Netherlands Standing...

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Mr T. Bradbrooke Smith QC Commander of Orange-Nassau

PRESS RELEASE  Yesterday, 19 April 2004, at the residence of the Netherlands Ambassador in Ottawa, Mr T. Bradbrooke ("Brad") Smith QC received the insignia of the Royal Honour of Commander Orange-Nassau (Commandeur van Oranje-Nassau) from the Netherlands Ambassador in Canada, Mr J.G.S.T.M. van Hellenberg Hubar. Brad Smith received this high honour for his invaluable contribution to the work...

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President Mádl of Hungary celebrating HCCH's 110th Anniversary

On the 31st of October 2003 the Hague Conference on Private International Law celebrated its 110th Anniversary at 4.30 p.m. in the Great Hall of Justice of the Peace Palace in The Hague. President Ferenc Mádl of Hungary, a former delegate to the Hague Conference, marked the occasion by giving a speech on “Milestones on the Road of Private International Law Developments”....

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Secretary General of Hague Conference on private international law visits Hungary

From 17-19 November 2002, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on private international law, Mr Hans van Loon, paid an official visit to Budapest.Mr Van Loon met with the President of the Republic of Hungary, Dr Ferenc Mádl, at the Houses of Parliament. In the 1980s, Dr Mádl had represented Hungary at the negotiations in The Hague which led to the adoption by the Sixteenth Diplomatic...

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New office space for the Permanent Bureau

On 13 December 2001, the Mayor of The Hague, Mr W. Deetman, officially opened the newly built office space in the former attic of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference by revealing a plate which recalls the generous contribution from the Government of the Netherlands to the funding of this project....

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Secretary General of Hague Conference on private international law to receive Doctorate honoris causa

PRESS RELEASE The Secretary General of The Hague Conference on private international law, Mr Hans van Loon, will receive a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Osnabruck during a ceremony to be held on Friday 2 November 2001.The Council of the Faculty of Law of the University decided, on 29 January 2001, to recognise Mr van Loon's contribution to the development of private international...

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