Date Type Item Conventions (incl. Protocols and Principles)
2021-05-17 Authorities United Kingdom - competent authority (Art. 16, 17)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-05-17 Authorities United Kingdom - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-05-17 Authorities United Kingdom - Other Authorities (Art. 18)
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-05-17 Authorities United Kingdom - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-05-17 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]
2021-05-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > 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]
2021-05-14 Publications: Country Profiles Country Profiles - State responses
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-14 Publications: Statistics > Statistics - State responses
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-14 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses to Questionnaire on the impact of COVID-19 on intercountry adoptions under the 1993 Adoption Convention
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Publications: Experts Groups Experts Group on the Financial Aspects of Intercountry Adoption
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Turkey - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Zambia - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Sweden - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Switzerland - competent authorities (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Thailand - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Rwanda - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Romania - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Dominican Republic - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Republic of North Macedonia - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Czech Republic - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Cyprus - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities United Kingdom - other public authorities (Art. 13)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities United Kingdom - competent authorities (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Portugal - foreign accredited bodies (Art. 12)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Portugal - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Poland - foreign accredited bodies (Art. 12)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Peru - foreign accredited bodies (Art. 12)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Peru - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Panama - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Norway - public authorities (Art. 9)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Norway - public authorities (Art. 22.1)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Norway - competent authorities (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities New Zealand - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Mexico - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Malta - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Madagascar - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Luxembourg - competent authorities (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Latvia - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Kyrgyzstan - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Kazakhstan - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Italy - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Israel - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities India - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Hungary - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Honduras - foreign accredited bodies (Art. 12)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Honduras - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Guyana - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Guatemala - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Greece - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Ghana - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Georgia - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities France - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Finland - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Fiji - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Philippines - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 Authorities Estonia - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-12 News Meeting of the Administrative Cooperation Working Group
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-05-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-05-11 News Vacancy at the Permanent Bureau: Legal Officer (full-time (40 hours)) (Maternity Leave Replacement)
2021-05-06 News Meeting of the Experts’ Group on the e-APP and New Technologies
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-05-05 Publications: HCCH Publications When Private International Law Meets Intellectual Property Law - A Guide for Judges
2021-05-04 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses to the Questionnaire on the practical operation of the HCCH 2000 Protection of Adults Convention
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2021-04-26 Publications: Model Forms Model Form annexed to the Convention (Request, Certificate, Summary with Warning)
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-04-26 Publications: Bibliography Reconfiguration on Territoriality in Transnational Recognition and Enforcement of Intellectual Property Judgments: from the Perspective of the Negotiation Process of the Hague Judgments Convention
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-04-21 Publications: HCCH Publications Guide to Good Practice Child Abduction Convention: Part VI - Article 13(1)(b)
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-04-20 News New Guide for International Commercial Contracts
  • Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts [40]
2021-04-20 Publications: HCCH Publications Legal Guide to Uniform Instruments in the Area of International Commercial Contracts, with a Focus on Sales
2021-04-20 Publications: HCCH Publications UNCITRAL, Hague Conference and UNIDROIT Texts on Security Interests
2021-04-19 Publications: Bibliography China’s Approach to Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Civil and Commercial Judgments and International Litigation Capacity Building
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-04-16 Publications: Special Commission meetings Special Commission on the implementation of the 2007 Child Support Convention and of the 2007 Protocol on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations
  • 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]
2021-04-16 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]
2021-04-12 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]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire of January 2021
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire of January 2012
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire of August 2008
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire of August 2003
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire of April 2016
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire on Diplomas and other education documents within the framework of the Apostille Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 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]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Synopsis of responses
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Synopsis of responses
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Summary of responses
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 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]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses received
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-04-06 Publications: Country Profiles Georgia Country Profile
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses to Questionnaire 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]
2021-04-06 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses to the Questionnaire to assess the need to convene a possible meeting of the Special Commission in 2022 to review the practical operation of the Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2021-03-19 Publications: Country Profiles Finland Country Profile
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-03-19 Publications: Status tables Arbitration Institutions
  • Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts [40]
2021-03-16 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire on the impact of COVID-19 on intercountry adoptions under the 1993 Adoption Convention (Prel. Doc. No 5 of December 2020​)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-03-11 Publications: Bibliography Homologação de Decisões Estrangeiras no Brasil : A Convenção de Sentenças da Conferência da Haia de 2019 e o controle indireto da jurisdição estrangeira
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-03-08 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire of August 2019
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-03-08 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses received
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-03-08 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses received
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-03-05 News Council on General Affairs and Policy – Conclusions & Decisions now available!
2021-03-04 Publications: Bibliography The Judgments Project: fulfilling Asser's dream of free-flowing judgments
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-03-04 Publications: Bibliography The HCCH and maintenance obligations
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-03-04 Publications: Bibliography The HCCH and its Conventions relating to marriages
  • Convention of 14 March 1978 on Celebration and Recognition of the Validity of Marriages [26]
2021-03-04 Publications: Bibliography The 2006 Securities Convention: background, purpose and future
  • Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary [36]
2021-03-04 Publications: Bibliography The 2005 Choice of Court Convention - the triumph of party autonomy
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2021-03-04 Publications: Bibliography The 2000 Adult Protection Convention - sleeping beauty or too complex to implement?
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2021-03-03 News CGAP 2021: New Members, requests 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 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-03-01 News Publication of the 2020 Annual Report
2021-02-19 News Eighth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy
2021-02-12 News Meeting of the Experts’ Group on International Transfer of Maintenance Funds
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-02-05 News Fifth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Jurisdiction
2021-02-01 News Adoption Convention enters into force for Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-02-01 News Child Support Convention enters into force for Serbia
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-02-01 News Service Convention enters into force for the Marshall Islands
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-01-29 News Now available in all EU languages: Practical Handbook on 2007 Child Support Convention, Protocol, and 2009 EU Regulation
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-01-28 News Conclusions of the meeting of the Applicable Law Working Group
  • Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [39]
2021-01-19 News Namibia becomes 87th Member of the HCCH
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2021-01-18 News Singapore accedes to the Apostille Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-01-04 News Protection of Adults Convention enters into force for Belgium
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2021-01-04 News Continuing application of the Choice of Court Convention and Child Support Convention for the United Kingdom
  • 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]
2020-12-22 News 4th Edition of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Evidence Convention
2020-12-22 News Professor William R. Duncan receives Ireland's Presidential Distinguished Service Award
2020-12-18 News Meeting of the Administrative Cooperation Working Group on the Child Support Convention
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2020-12-15 News Passing away of Professor Dr Alegría Borrás
2020-12-09 News HCCH-WIPO Guide now available in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish
2020-12-02 News HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2020: Livestream
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2020-11-24 News HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2019: Publication now available!
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2020-11-19 News Fourth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Jurisdiction
2020-11-12 News Vice President of the Republic of Ecuador visits the Permanent Bureau
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2020-11-04 News Saint Kitts and Nevis accedes to the Adoption Convention
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2020-11-04 News Jamaica accedes to the Apostille Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2020-11-03 News HCCH a|Bridged – Edition 2020: Registration now open!
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2020-10-30 News Costa Rica accedes to the 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]
2020-10-29 News Publication of the Explanatory Report on the Judgments Convention
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2020-10-27 News Save the Date: HCCH a|Bridged Edition 2020
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2020-10-25 News 40th Anniversary of the Child Abduction and Access to Justice Conventions
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice [29]
2020-10-23 News Serbia ratifies the Child Support Convention
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2020-10-21 News Nicaragua becomes 86th Member of the HCCH
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2020-10-19 News Seventh meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy
2020-10-09 News Third Meeting of the Experts’ Group on the Tourists and Visitors (ODR) Project
2020-10-01 News Service Convention enters into force for the Philippines
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2020-09-30 News Belgium ratifies the Protection of Adults Convention
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2020-09-28 News United Kingdom joins 2005 Choice of Court and 2007 Child Support Conventions
  • 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]
2020-09-22 News Explanatory Report on the HCCH Judgments Convention
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2020-09-16 News Serbia signs the 2007 Child Support Convention
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2020-09-14 News Service Convention enters into force for Austria
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2020-08-12 News e-APP Progress in Five Contracting Parties
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2020-07-31 News Marshall Islands accedes to the Service Convention
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2020-07-15 News Austria ratifies the Service Convention
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2020-07-15 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]
2020-07-03 News Toolkit for the HCCH 1980 Child Abduction Convention in Times of COVID-19
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]