First Guide to Good Practice for the 1993 Hague Adoption Convention published

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the official publication of the 1st Guide to Good Practice for the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention: The Implementation and Operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention: A Guide to Good Practice. A copy of the new Guide will be sent to all National Organs, Central Authorities and accredited bodies in September in either English...

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Third Russian Seminar held in Ekaterinburg

On 15 and 16 May 2008, a seminar on the implementation of the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters and the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters was held in Ekaterinburg. This seminar was the third in a series of Russian seminars: the...

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Published in Brazil: Conferência da Haia de Direito Internacional Privado: A Participação do Brasil

Conferência da Haia de Direito Internacional Privado: A Participação do Brasil. This book edited by Professors João Grandino Rodas and Gustavo Ferraz de Campos Monaco is entirely devoted to the Hague Conference, its history, structure and modus operandi, Brazil’s participation in the Conference, and the Hague Conventions. The book (xxxi + 580 pp.), with a preface by the Secretary General of the...

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Third Asia Pacific Regional Conference

International Co-operation through Hague Conventions in the Asia Pacific The Third Asia Pacific Regional Conference, jointly organized by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hague Conference on Private International Law, was held in Hong Kong from 24 to 26 September 2008. Among the topics discussed were the latest work of the Hague Conference and the...

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4th ASEAN Law Forum in Ha Noi

Fourth Law Forum of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) On 8 and 9 April 2008, the Fourth ASEAN Law Forum on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters was held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The Forum, hosted by the Ministry of Justice of Viet Nam, was attended by experts from the ASEAN Member States - Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,...

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Colombani Report on Adoption

On 19 March 2008, Jean-Marie Colombani, former chairman and chief executive of Le Monde, delivered his Report on Adoption (Rapport sur l’adoption) to the French President, Mr Sarkozy. Mr Sarkozy had requested Mr Colombani in October 2007 to examine whether the procedures and administrative structures put in place in France were adequate, firstly to deal with adoption, and in particular...

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India accepts HCCH Statute

On Thursday, 13 March 2008, India deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the 69th Member of the Organisation. India - a federal State consisting of 28 states and 7 union states, and with a population of 1.14 billion inhabitants - is already a Party to the following Hague Conventions:  Convention of 5...

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