Hague Conference and Mauritius sign an agreement to modernise intercountry adoption regime in line with the 1993 Hague Convention

On Friday 20 May 2016, the government of Mauritius and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law signed an agreement to assist Mauritius with modernising its intercountry adoption regime in line with the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. Under the Agreement, an Expert will assist the...

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2007 Hague Child Support Convention: Practical Handbook for Caseworkers now available in all official EU languages

Thanks to the European Commission (DG Justice), the Practical Handbook for Caseworkers under the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance is now available in all official languages of the European Union. The Practical Handbook for Caseworkers has been published in English, French and other official languages of...

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German version of the Guide to Good Practice No 2 “Accreditation and Adoption Accredited Bodies: General Principles and Guide to Good Practice”

Thanks to the Federal Office of Justice of Germany, which acts as the Central Authority for the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption, the Guide to Good Practice No 2 “Accreditation and Adoption Accredited Bodies: General Principles and Guide to Good Practice”, is now also available in German. This Guide is also...

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Conference announcement: “Towards a Global Framework for International Commercial Transactions: Implementing the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts”

The University of Lucerne and the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) are pleased to announce the holding of the Conference “Towards a Global Framework for International Commercial Transactions: Implementing the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts”. The conference will take place on Thursday 8 and Friday...

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Passing away of Professor Alfred von Overbeck

It is with deep regret that the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law learned of the passing away of Professor Alfred E. VON OVERBECK on 7 April 2016 at 91 years of age. Professor von Overbeck was a member of the Permanent Bureau from 1956 to 1965, serving first as Secretary and then as First Secretary. He was part of the Swiss delegation for the Twelfth...

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Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference – Conclusions & Recommendations

From 15 to 17 March 2016, Members of the Hague Conference gathered in The Hague for the meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy. The Council was attended by 219 participants, a new record for this meeting, representing 69 Members, 2 Candidate States and observers from 12 IGO / NGOs. The Council reviewed the work of the Organisation carried out during the previous year and charted the...

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Just published: Implementation Checklist of the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that the Implementation Checklist of the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance has been published in English, French and Spanish. Click here to download an electronic copy of the Implementation Checklist...

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Available now: Explanatory Report on the 2007 Hague Maintenance Obligations Protocol in official languages of the European Union

Thanks to the European Commission (DG Justice), the Explanatory Report on the Hague Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations, prepared by Andrea Bonomi, is now available in all official languages of the European Union (with the exception of Danish). With this, the Explanatory Report has been published in English, French, Spanish, German and other official...

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Just published: Russian translation of the General Principles for Judicial Communications

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Russian translation of the Emerging Guidance regarding the development of the International Hague Network of Judges and General Principles for Judicial Communications, including commonly accepted safeguards for Direct Judicial Communications in specific cases, within the context of the International Hague Network of Judges....

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Just published: Practical Handbooks on the Operation of the Service and Evidence Conventions

  The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has the honour to announce that the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention (4th edition) and the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Evidence Convention (3rd edition) have been published today, Thursday 28 January 2016, on the Hague Conference website. Both publications are now...

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