Nineteenth Diplomatic Session, Part One

PRESS RELEASE1. From 6-22 June 2001 the Hague Conference on private international law met in Diplomatic Session (Nineteenth Session, first part) at the Peace Palace in the Hague, to pursue negotiations towards a new Convention on Jurisdiction and Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters, and to decide on its future work programme.2. The delegations unanimously confirmed the great...

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Secretary General of Hague Conference on private international law to receive US Congress award

PRESS RELEASE The Secretary General of The Hague Conference on private international law, Mr Hans van Loon, will receive the national "Angel in Adoption 2001" award from the US Congressional Coalition on Adoption, on 11 September 2001 in Washington D.C, during the annual "Angels in Adoption" banquet.Through this event, Members of the US Congress recognise outstanding contributions in adoption. In...

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Third ratification and entry into force of the 1996 Hague Convention on protection of children

On 21 September 2001, the Slovak Republic ratified 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. Since the Slovak Republic is the third ratifying State, the Convention will enter into force for Monaco, the Czech Republic (the two other States...

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Hague Conference has now 55 Member States

On 27 September 2001, Sri Lanka, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 55th Member State of the Organisation. Sri Lanka was already a Party to the Hague Conventions on service abroad of documents, obtaining of evidence abroad, international child abduction, and intercountry adoption. ...

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Hague Conference has now 56 Member States

On 23 October 2001, Lithuania, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 56th Member State of the Organisation. Lithuania was already a Party to the Hague Conventions on legalisation, on service abroad of documents, on obtaining of evidence abroad, on maintenance obligations (applicable law), on access to justice, and...

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