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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Cuba accedes to 1980 Child Abduction Convention; Paraguay accedes to 1996 Child Protection Convention; Philippines accedes to 1961 Apostille Convention

On 12 September 2018, Cuba, Paraguay and the Philippines joined various Hague Conventions, coinciding with the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (the “HCCH”).  Cuba deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International...

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Paraguay Promulgates the Law based on the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

On 15 January 2015, Paraguay promulgated Law No 5393 on the Law Applicable to International Contracts (Law), which implements the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (Draft Principles) (a newsflash published on the official Paraguay Government website is available here in Spanish). In line with the Draft Principles, this Law accepts party autonomy for...

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Paraguay Approves Implementing Legislation based on the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

On 17 December 2014, after approval by the Senate, the Paraguayan National Congress passed a law regarding the Applicable Law to International Contracts, which implements the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (Draft Principles). This legislation is now before the Paraguayan Executive Branch for promulgation. With the entry into force of this...

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New e-Registers of Apostilles for Paraguay and Hong Kong

On 30 August 2014, the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) entered into force for Paraguay. As of this date, the new Category 2 e-Register of Apostilles issued by Paraguay also became operational. For practical information regarding the operation of the Apostille Convention for Paraguay (including...

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Paraguayan draft legislation implementing Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Contracts

On 7 May 2013, Senator Hugo Esteban Estigarribia Gutiérrez presented to Don Alfredo Luis Jaeggli, President of the Chamber of Senators of the Paraguayan Congress (Congreso de la República de Paraguay), draft legislation to implement the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Contracts. Pursuant to article 203 of the Constitution of Paraguay of 1992, the...

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Paraguay accepts Hague Conference Statute

On Tuesday, 28 June 2005, Paraguay, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 65th Member State of the Organisation. Paraguay was already a Party to two Hague Conventions - the 1980 Convention on international child abduction and the 1993 Convention on intercountry adoption. ...

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