On 10 December 2013, Paraguay deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention").The Convention will enter into force for Paraguay on 30 August 2014.
In December 2013, the following three States have joined the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption: Croatia (5 December), Haiti (16 December) and Serbia (18 December). The Convention will enter into force for all three States on 1 April 2014.
This document represents the latest version of Emerging Guidance regarding the development of the International Hague Network of Judges and a set of General Principles for Judicial Communications within the context of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (hereinafter the "1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention") and the...
German Bar Association (Deutscher Anwaltverein, or DAV) has encouraged
the European Union to ratify the Choice of Court Convention. In a statement released in October 2013 (official version in
German; a courtesy translation performed by the Permanent Bureau can be found here), the DAV, which
On 1 December 1983, the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force, with Canada, France and Portugal as the first three Contracting States. Since then, in the time leading up to this year’s 30th anniversary, an additional 87 States have joined the Convention, an increase of 30 times the original number.
The Hague Child...
On 25 October 2013, the depositary of the Hague Conventions received the instrument of accession of Albania to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 on the Conflicts of Laws Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions.
The Convention, which now counts 42 Contracting States, will enter into force for Albania on 24 December 2013.
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...
On 8 November 2013, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on
Private International Law formally opened the six month period for
existing Members to vote on the proposal of the Netherlands Ministry of
Foreign Affairs to admit the Republic of Armenia as a new Member of the Organisation. The Netherlands presented
its proposal in response to interest expressed by this State in joining
The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that the Explanatory Report on the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements by Trevor Hartley and Masato Dogauchi is now available in off-print format on the Hague Conference website. Those interested in acquiring a paper copy should contact the Permanent Bureau at...
The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that the volume of the Proceedings of the Twentieth Session, Tome II, Judgments has recently been published. National Organs and Contact Organs of Members and participants in the Twentieth Session (14 to 30 June 2005) will receive copies of the Tome in the coming weeks. All others can order Tome...