Just published: Russian translation of the General Principles for Judicial Communications

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Russian translation of the Emerging Guidance regarding the development of the International Hague Network of Judges and General Principles for Judicial Communications, including commonly accepted safeguards for Direct Judicial Communications in specific cases, within the context of the International Hague Network of Judges....

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Monaco joins the 2000 Hague Protection of Adults Convention

On Friday 4 March 2016, Monaco deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on International Protection of Adults and thus became the 9th Contracting State to this Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Monaco on 1 July 2016. Monaco is now a Contracting State to 8 Conventions of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. At the...

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Report of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy now available

From 15 to 18 February 2016, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met in The Hague. The Group was attended by 21 experts, 3 observers and members of the Permanent Bureau. The experts represented 21 States from all regions, including some States of origin as well as some receiving States in relation to international surrogacy arrangements (ISAs). The mandate of the Group is to explore...

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Saudi Arabia seeks membership in the Hague Conference

On Tuesday 9 February 2016, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law formally opened the six month period for existing Member States to vote on the proposal of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to admit Saudi Arabia as a new Member of the Organisation. The Netherlands presented its proposal in response to interest expressed by the Saudi Arabia in...

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International family law, legal co-operation and commerce: promoting the rule of law and cross-border trade in Central Asia through the Hague Conventions

From 10 to 12 of November 2015, over 40 delegates comprising members of the judiciary, senior officials and experts from the region, together with members of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and of the Deutsche Stiftung für Rechtliche Zusammenarbeit (IRZ), as well as an expert from the German Federal Office of Justice, met in Astana, ...

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Serbia joins the 1996 Hague Protection of Children Convention

On Friday 15 January 2016, Serbia deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague 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 and thus became the 43rd Contracting State to the Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Serbia on 1 November...

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Montenegro joins the Hague Child Support Convention

On 24 December 2015, the Permanent Bureau received notification that on 2 December 2015, Montenegro deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. The Convention will enter into force for Montenegro on 1 January 2017. With this accession, the Hague Child Support Convention...

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