Marshall Islands accedes to the Service Convention

The Permanent Bureau has been informed that on 29 July 2020, the Republic of the Marshall Islands deposited its instruments of accession to the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention).  With the accession of the Marshall Islands, the Service Convention now has 78 Contracting Parties....

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Austria ratifies the Service Convention

On 14 July 2020, Austria deposited its instruments of ratification to the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention).  With the ratification of Austria, the Service Convention now has 77 Contracting Parties. The Service Convention will enter into force for Austria on 12 September 2020....

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New Members, new requests and new accessions

On 4 March 2020, during the meeting of the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP), the Dominican Republic and the Republic of Uzbekistan, deposited their instruments of acceptance of the Statute, thus becoming the 84th and 85th Members of the HCCH, respectively.  The Dominican Republic was represented at the ceremony by Mr Braulio Alcantara, Legal Director, Ministry of Foreign Affairs,...

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The Service Convention enters into force for Nicaragua

On 1 February 2020, the HCCH Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (“Service Convention”) entered into force for Nicaragua, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 24 July 2019. Although not yet a Member State of the HCCH, Nicaragua is currently party to five other HCCH Conventions...

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Austria signs the HCCH Service Convention

On 22 November 2019, Austria signed 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 currently has 75 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Austria only after it has formally ratified the Convention (pursuant to Arts 26 and 27). More...

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HCCH a|Bridged Edition 2019: Registration now open!

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural edition of HCCH a|Bridged, which will take place at the Academy Building on the grounds of the Peace Palace, in The Hague, Netherlands on Wednesday 11 December 2019. HCCH a|Bridged will convene experts and stakeholders from around the world in The Hague to explore and debate the very latest in...

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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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1965 Service Convention enters into force for Brazil

On 1 June 2019, the HCCH Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (hereinafter the “Service Convention”) entered into force for Brazil, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 29 November 2018. The Service Convention currently has 74 Contracting Parties. More information is available on...

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Brazil accedes to the Service Convention

On 29 November 2018, Brazil deposited its instruments of accession to the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention). With the accession of Brazil, the Service Convention now has 74 Contracting Parties. The Service Convention will enter into force for Brazil on 1 June 2019. At the ceremony, which...

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The Service Convention enters into force for Tunisia

On 1 February 2018, the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention) entered into force for Tunisia, following its accession to the Convention on 10 July 2017. The Service Convention currently has 73 Contracting Parties. Tunisia has been a Member of the Hague Conference since 4...

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