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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Just published: Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (the "Hague Principles"). The Hague Principles affirm party autonomy as a basis for the choice of law in international commercial contracts and thereby strengthen legal certainty and predictability in such international transactions. The Hague Principles,...

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

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Portuguese translation of Direct Judicial Communications – 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...

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Guide to Good Practice on Mediation now available in Mandarin

Thanks to the Government of Canada, the “Guide to Good Practice under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction – Mediation” is now available in Mandarin. With this, the Mediation Guide has been published in English, French and Spanish, other official languages of the European Union, Arabic, Russian and Mandarin. More...

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Just published: Spanish version of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the 1996 Child Protection Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Spanish translation of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children. Click here to download an electronic copy of the Practical...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, September 2014

Recently published: quarterly updates, 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 September 2014: Introduction Facilitating the effective implementation and operation of the Hague Children’s Conventions and furthering other co-operation...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, June 2014

Recently published: quarterly updates, 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 June 2014: Introduction Facilitating the effective implementation and operation of existing Hague Conventions Completion of an EU partnership project...

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