The Evidence Convention enters into force for Viet Nam

On 3 May 2020, the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters entered into force for Viet Nam following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 4 March 2020. The Evidence Convention currently has 63 Contracting Parties. Viet Nam is a Member of the HCCH (since 2013) and currently party to three other Conventions. More information is...

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Guide on Use of Video-Link under Evidence Convention

The Permanent Bureau (PB) is pleased to announce that the Guide to Good Practice on the Use of Video-Link under the 1970 Evidence Convention has been published in English and French. An electronic version is available for download on the Evidence Section of the HCCH website. This Guide to Good Practice comes at a timely moment in which information technology has proven to be an essential tool....

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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 Evidence Convention enters into force for Nicaragua

On 28 April 2019, the HCCH Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Evidence Convention) entered into force for Nicaragua, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 27 February 2019. The Evidence Convention currently has 62 Contracting Parties. While not a Member State of the HCCH yet, Nicaragua is currently Party to...

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The Evidence Convention enters into force for Andorra

On 26 June 2017, the Hague Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Evidence Convention) entered into force for the Principality of Andorra. Having acceded to the Evidence Convention on 26 April 2017, Andorra became the 61st Contracting State to the Convention. Andorra has been a Member of the Hague Conference since 11 June 2015 and is...

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Andorra joins Hague Service and Evidence Conventions

On 26 April 2017, the Principality of Andorra deposited its instrument 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), and the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Evidence Convention). Andorra thus becomes the 72nd...

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Kazakhstan joins the Hague Evidence Convention

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was today informed that on 26 September 2016, the Republic of Kazakhstan deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Evidence Convention), making it the 60th Contracting State to the Convention. The Evidence Convention then entered...

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