Armenia seeks membership in the Hague Conference

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 Hague Conference. 

Under the Hague Conference Statute, existing Members have six months to submit their vote on the proposal, in this case until 6 May 2014. Once the voting period ends and the proposal  is affirmed by the majority of the votes cast, Armenia may then deposit its instrument of acceptance of the Statute. A State is formally considered a Member of the Hague Conference as of the date it deposits this instrument.

Armenia is a Contracting State to eight Hague Conventions.