Date Type Item Conventions (incl. Protocols and Principles)
2022-12-07 Authorities Ireland - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-12-07 News Apostille Convention enters into force for Saudi Arabia
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-12-06 Authorities China (Macao SAR) - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-12-06 Authorities China (Hong Kong SAR) - Competent Authorities (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-12-06 Authorities United States of America - accredited bodies (Arts 10, 11, 12 and 22.3)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-12-06 Authorities United States of America - Central Authority (Arts 6 and 14)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-12-06 Authorities Norway - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2022-12-06 Authorities Norway - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-12-06 Authorities Norway - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2022-12-01 News 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol enters into force for Ukraine
  • Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [39]
2022-11-28 Publications: e-APP 12th International Forum on the e-APP
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-11-28 Publications: e-APP Implementation chart of the e-APP
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-11-23 News 15th Anniversary of the 2007 Child Support Convention and its Protocol
2022-11-23 Authorities Norway - competent authority (Art. 15, 16, 17)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-11-17 Authorities Lithuania - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-11-17 Authorities Lithuania - Transmitting Authority (Art. 4, 16)
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice [29]
2022-11-17 Authorities Lithuania - Central Authority (Art. 3, 4, 16)
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice [29]
2022-11-17 Authorities Lithuania - competent authority (Art. 8, 15, 16, 17)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-11-17 Authorities Lithuania - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2022-11-17 Authorities Lithuania - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-11-17 Authorities Poland - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-11-17 Authorities Poland - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2022-11-17 Authorities Australia - competent authorities (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-11-17 Authorities Australia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-11-17 Authorities Canada - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-11-17 Authorities Australia - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-11-17 Authorities Australia - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2022-11-17 Authorities Australia - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2022-11-15 News First Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 2000 Protection of Adults Convention
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2022-11-15 Publications: Special Commission meetings First meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the 2000 Protection of Adults Convention
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2022-11-14 Authorities Philippines - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-11-14 Authorities Botswana - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-11-14 Authorities Botswana - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-11-14 Authorities Botswana - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-11-14 Authorities Botswana - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-11-14 News Botswana accedes to the Child Abduction, Adoption and Child Support Conventions
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-11-14 Authorities Honduras - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-11-14 Authorities Honduras - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-11-14 Authorities Honduras - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-11-14 Authorities Honduras - Central Authority (Art. 29)
  • 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 [34]
2022-11-14 Authorities Honduras - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-11-14 Authorities Denmark - competent authority (Art. 44)
  • 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 [34]
2022-11-14 Authorities Denmark - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-11-11 News Malta signs the 2000 Protection of Adults Convention during the First Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Convention
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2022-11-09 News 10th Anniversary of ROAP – Workshop on HCCH Conventions Supporting Transnational Litigation in Civil or Commercial Matters
2022-11-07 News Vacancy at the Permanent Bureau: Head of Human Resources (part-time, 75% or less)
2022-11-03 Authorities Mexico - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-11-01 News Protection of Adults Convention enters into force for Greece
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2022-10-31 Publications: Mediation Central Contact Points for international family mediation
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-10-31 Authorities Estonia - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-10-31 Authorities Estonia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-10-27 Publications: Statistics  Statistics - State responses
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-10-25 News Twelfth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy
2022-10-21 Publications: Special Commission meetings Eighth Special Commission meeting (October 2023-TBD)
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
  • 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 [34]
2022-10-20 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire concerning the practical operation of the 1996 Child Protection Convention (Prel. Doc. No 2 of October 2022)
  • 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 [34]
2022-10-20 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire concerning the practical operation of the 1996 Child Protection Convention (Prel. Doc. No 1 of December 2016)
  • 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 [34]
2022-10-20 Publications: Special Commission meetings Seventh Special Commission meeting (October 2017)
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
  • 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 [34]
2022-10-18 News Cabo Verde accedes to the Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
  • 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 [34]
2022-10-18 Authorities Republic of Korea - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2022-10-18 Authorities Panama - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-10-18 Authorities Panama - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-10-18 Authorities Panama - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2022-10-10 Authorities Jordan - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2022-10-06 Authorities Paraguay - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2022-10-06 Authorities Netherlands - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2022-10-06 Publications: Translations Translations of the 2019 Judgments Convention
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2022-10-05 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Responses to the Questionnaire of September 2020
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2022-10-03 Authorities Madagascar - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-10-03 Authorities Madagascar - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-09-30 News Child Support Convention enters into force for the Philippines
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-09-26 Authorities Guatemala - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-09-23 News Third Meeting of the Working Group on Jurisdiction
2022-09-22 Authorities Guatemala - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-09-21 Authorities Kazakhstan - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2022-09-14 Publications: Special Commission meetings First meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the 2007 Child Support Convention and on the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
  • Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [39]
2022-09-12 News HCCH Asia Pacific Week: Public Registration Now Open
2022-08-29 News The EU and Ukraine join the 2019 Judgments Convention – Ukraine ratifies the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol
  • Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [39]
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2022-08-22 Publications: Country Profiles  State responses to Country Profiles
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-08-22 Publications: Table on Costs  State responses to Table on Costs associated with Intercountry Adoption
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-08-10 News Greece ratifies the Protection of Adults Convention
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2022-07-25 Publications: Conferences, Seminars & Workshops Preparatory information session and training to the 2022 meeting of the Special Commission
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-07-22 News Senegal accedes to the Apostille Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-07-18 Publications: Country Profiles  State responses
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-07-13 News Fifth Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 1993 Adoption Convention
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-07-12 Publications: Special Commission meetings Special Commission of July 2022
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-07-08 News Pakistan accedes to the Apostille Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-07-01 News Child Support Convention and Protocol enter into force for Ecuador
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
  • Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [39]
2022-06-27 Publications: Statistics Statistics based on data provided by receiving States, compiled by Professor Selman (June 2022)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-06-22 News The Philippines ratifies the Child Support Convention
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-06-03 News Apostille Convention enters into force for Indonesia
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-05-25 News Now Available: Conclusions & Recommendations of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 2007 Child Support Convention and 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
  • Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [39]
2022-05-25 News HCCH|Approach: Publication now available
  • 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 [34]
2022-05-19 News First Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 2007 Child Support Convention and 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
  • Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [39]
2022-05-02 Publications: Country Profiles  State Responses
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-04-08 News Saudi Arabia accedes to the Apostille Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-04-06 News Save the Date: HCCH Conference on Commercial, Digital and Financial Law Across Borders (CODIFI)
  • Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition [30]
  • Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary [36]
  • Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts [40]
2022-04-05 News Eleventh meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy
2022-03-16 News Information Note - Children deprived of their family environment due to the armed conflict in Ukraine
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
  • 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 [34]
2022-03-16 Publications: Miscellaneous Armed conflict in Ukraine
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-03-09 News HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2021: Publication now available
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2022-03-07 News Council on General Affairs and Policy – Conclusions & Decisions now available!
2022-03-07 Publications: Status tables Arbitration Institutions
  • Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts [40]
2022-03-02 News CGAP 2022: New Members, ratifications and signatures
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2022-02-28 News Publication of the HCCH 2021 Annual Report
2022-02-22 News Launch of consultations on the Draft Practical Handbook on the 2000 Protection of Adults Convention
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2022-02-18 News Second meeting of the Working Group on Jurisdiction
2022-02-18 News The Philippines signs the Child Support Convention
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-02-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Synopsis of responses - updated version of May 2013
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Synopsis of responses - updated version of February 2017
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Synopsis of responses
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Synopsis of responses
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Summary of responses
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-14 Publications: Special Commission meetings 2021 Special Commission
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-02-10 News Meeting of the International Transfer of Maintenance Funds Experts’ Group
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-02-02 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Responses to the Questionnaire of November 2021
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-01-26 News Meeting of the International Hague Network of Judges
2022-01-12 Publications: Translations Translations of the 2005 Choice of Court Convention
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2022-01-03 Publications: Model Forms Recommended Model Form (Fillable versions)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-01-03 Publications: Acceptances of accessions Spreadsheet showing acceptances of accessions to the Evidence Convention
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-01-01 News Service Convention enters into force for Georgia
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-12-14 News Now available in 23 EU languages: Guide to Good Practice on the Use of Video-Link under the Evidence Convention
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-12-13 Publications: Model Forms Letter of Request – Optional Form for Video-Link Evidence (Fillable version)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-12-10 News Meeting of the Administrative Cooperation Working Group
2021-12-07 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire in preparation of the Experts’ Group meeting of 7 to 10 February 2022 on international transfers of maintenance funds (Prel. Doc. No 17 of November 2021)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-12-06 News HCCH a|Bridged - Edition 2021: Enabling party autonomy with the 2005 Choice of Court Convention
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2021-11-29 Publications: Miscellaneous Multilingual Model Apostilles
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-11-22 News Tenth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy  
2021-11-17 News Russia signs the Judgments Convention
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-11-17 Publications: Working Groups Working Group on preventing and addressing illicit practices in intercountry adoption
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-11-10 News Meeting of the Working Group on Preventing and Addressing Illicit Practices in Intercountry Adoption
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-11-02 News HCCH a|Bridged - Edition 2021: Registration now open!
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2021-11-01 News Child Support Convention enters into force for New Zealand
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-10-27 Publications: Miscellaneous Annex to the Convention: Model of Certificate (Apostille)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-10-27 Publications: Miscellaneous Annex to the Convention: Model of Certificate (Apostille) - bilingual versions
2021-10-27 Publications: Miscellaneous Annex to the Convention: Model of Certificate (Apostille) - trilingual versions
2021-10-26 News Vice President of the Republic of El Salvador visits the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH
2021-10-26 News HCCH|Approach Global Event – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the 1996 Child Protection Convention
  • 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 [34]
2021-10-15 News First Meeting of the Working Group on Matters Related to Jurisdiction in Transnational Civil or Commercial Litigation
2021-10-07 Publications: Conferences, Seminars & Workshops HCCH a|Bridged: Innovation in Cross-Border Litigation and Civil Procedure
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-09-30 Publications: Conferences, Seminars & Workshops HCCH-ABLI 2021 Webinar “HCCH 1970 Evidence Convention and Remote Taking of Evidence by Video-link”
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-09-15 Publications: Practical operation documents Work. Doc. No 34 of 17 June 2004 - Working draft of a Convention on the international recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance
  • Convention of 24 October 1956 on the law applicable to maintenance obligations towards children [08]
  • Convention of 15 April 1958 concerning the recognition and enforcement of decisions relating to maintenance obligations towards children [09]
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations [23]
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [24]
2021-09-15 Publications: Practical operation documents Prel. Doc. No 6 of December 2008 - The taking of evidence by video-link under the Hague Evidence Convention
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-09-15 Publications: Practical operation documents Prel. Doc. No 9 of May 2004 - Transfer of funds and the use of information technology in relation to the international recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance
  • Convention of 24 October 1956 on the law applicable to maintenance obligations towards children [08]
  • Convention of 15 April 1958 concerning the recognition and enforcement of decisions relating to maintenance obligations towards children [09]
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations [23]
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [24]
2021-09-15 Publications: Practical operation documents Prel. Doc. No 8 of May 2004 - Procedures for recognition and enforcement abroad of decisions concerning child support and other forms of family maintenance
  • Convention of 24 October 1956 on the law applicable to maintenance obligations towards children [08]
  • Convention of 15 April 1958 concerning the recognition and enforcement of decisions relating to maintenance obligations towards children [09]
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations [23]
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [24]