10th Anniversary of ROAP – Workshop on HCCH Conventions Supporting Transnational Litigation in Civil or Commercial Matters

On 8 November 2022, the Permanent Bureau’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) had the pleasure of hosting the workshop “HCCH Conventions Supporting Transnational Litigation in Civil or Commercial Matters”, in partnership with the Department of Justice of the Government of the Hong Kong SAR. The workshop was held during Hong Kong Legal Week 2022, in celebration of the...

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HCCH Asia Pacific Week: Public Registration Now Open

The HCCH is pleased to announce that registration for the general public is now open for HCCH Asia Pacific Week 2022, which will be held from 18 to 20 October in Manila.  This year’s HCCH Asia Pacific Week, hosted by the Philippines, will be centred around the theme “Enabling cross-border cooperation in the region and beyond”. Through multiple sessions held over three days,...

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HCCH|Approach: Publication now available

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of the post-event publication of HCCH|Approach, now available for download!  HCCH|Approach, “Advancing and Promoting the Protection of All Children”, celebrated the 25th anniversary of the HCCH 1996 Child Protection Convention. Drawing from the diverse perspectives and expertise of family law practitioners...

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HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2021: Publication now available

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of the post-event publication of HCCH a|Bridged - Edition 2021. Held online in December 2021, the latest edition of the HCCH a|Bridged series focused on contemporary issues relating to the application of the Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (the 2005 Choice of Court Convention), including the promotion of party...

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Council on General Affairs and Policy – Conclusions & Decisions now available!

The Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) of the HCCH met online from 28 February to 4 March 2022, with over 450 participants representing 75 HCCH Members, 5 non-Member States, 16 observer organisations and members of the Permanent Bureau. The Conclusions & Decisions adopted by CGAP are now available in English and French. In terms of normative work, CGAP approved the publication of...

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Publication of the HCCH 2021 Annual Report

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of the HCCH 2021 Annual Report.Throughout the past year, the HCCH continued to advance its legislative work and to promote the effective operation of its Conventions, successfully convening the meetings of five Experts’ Groups and five Working Groups via videoconference. The Special Commission on the practical operation of the 1961...

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Now available in 23 EU languages: Guide to Good Practice on the Use of Video-Link under the Evidence Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of 21 new translations of the Guide to Good Practice on the Use of Video-Link under the Evidence Convention. With these new translations, the Guide to Good Practice is now available in 23 European Union (EU) languages. The Guide, originally published in English and French, analyses the latest developments in relation to the use of...

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Meeting of the Administrative Cooperation Working Group

The Administrative Cooperation Working Group (ACWG) on the 2007 Child Support Convention met on 6 and 7 December 2021 via videoconference. The meeting was attended by 55 experts representing 20 Member States, one Member Regional Economic Integration Organisation and one Observer, as well as by members of the Permanent Bureau (PB) of the HCCH. As recommended by the Twenty-First Session of the HCCH...

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HCCH a|Bridged - Edition 2021: Enabling party autonomy with the 2005 Choice of Court Convention

On 1 December 2021, the Permanent Bureau had the pleasure of hosting HCCH a|Bridged - Edition 2021, an online event focused on contemporary issues relating to the application of the HCCH 2005 Choice of Court Convention, including the promotion of party autonomy. The event was co-organised by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Academy for Law, the American Association of Private International Law...

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