Updated Agenda: 11th International Forum on the e-APP

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that an updated version of the draft Agenda for the 11th International Forum on the e-APP (electronic Apostille Programme), which will take place in Fortaleza (Brazil), from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 October 2019, is now available on the Apostille Section of the HCCH website.  Although the deadline for...

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Nicaragua accedes to the 1965 Service Convention

On 24 July 2019, Nicaragua deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (“Service Convention”). The Service Convention, which now has 75 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Nicaragua on 1...

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It’s done: the HCCH 2019 Judgments Convention has been adopted!

A great day for global justice and the Hague Conference on Private International Law. On 2 July 2019, the delegates of the 22nd Diplomatic Session of the HCCH signed the Final Act of, and thus adopted, the 2019 Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters. The signing of the Final Act took place during a ceremony in the Great Hall of Justice...

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Registration is open: 11th International Forum on the e-APP

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that the draft Agenda for the 11th International Forum on the e-APP (electronic Apostille Programme), which will take place in Fortaleza (Brazil), from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 October 2019, is now available on the Apostille Section and that the registration period is now open. Interested persons are invited to register via the International...

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Child Protection Convention enters into force for Paraguay

On 1 July 2019, the HCCH 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 (“Child Protection Convention”) entered into force for Paraguay, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 12 September 2018. The Child Protection Convention...

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