Date Type Item Conventions (incl. Protocols and Principles)
2021-02-25 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]
2021-02-25 Authorities Belize - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-25 Authorities Sweden - Central Authority (Art. 29)
  • 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]
2021-02-25 Authorities Sweden - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-24 Authorities Switzerland - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-02-23 Authorities Turkey - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2021-02-22 Authorities Bolivia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-02-22 Authorities Canada - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-02-22 Authorities Albania - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-22 Authorities Albania - Central Authority (Art. 2)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-02-22 Authorities United States of America - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-02-22 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]
2021-02-19 News Eighth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy
2021-02-17 Authorities Sweden - accredited bodies (Art. 13)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-02-17 Authorities Sweden - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-02-17 Authorities Sweden - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-02-17 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]
2021-02-17 Authorities France - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-02-16 Authorities France - competent authority (Art. 16, 17)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-02-16 Authorities France - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-16 Authorities France - 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]
2021-02-16 Authorities France - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-02-16 Authorities France - Central Authority
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2021-02-15 Authorities Turkey - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-02-15 Authorities Turkey - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-15 Authorities Montenegro - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-02-15 Authorities Montenegro - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-15 Authorities Bahamas - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-15 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]
2021-02-15 Authorities Denmark - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-02-15 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]
2021-02-12 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]
2021-02-11 Authorities United Kingdom - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-02-11 Publications: HCCH Publications Collection of instruments of the HCCH
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 on the Conflicts of Laws Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions [11]
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
  • Convention of 1 June 1970 on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations [18]
  • Convention of 4 May 1971 on the Law Applicable to Traffic Accidents [19]
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 Concerning the International Administration of the Estates of Deceased Persons [21]
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Law Applicable to Products Liability [22]
  • Convention of 14 March 1978 on the Law Applicable to Matrimonial Property Regimes [25]
  • Convention of 14 March 1978 on Celebration and Recognition of the Validity of Marriages [26]
  • Convention of 14 March 1978 on the Law Applicable to Agency [27]
  • 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]
  • Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition [30]
  • Convention of 1 August 1989 on the Law Applicable to Succession to the Estates of Deceased Persons [32]
  • 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]
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
  • Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary [36]
  • 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]
  • Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [39]
  • Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts [40]
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-02-11 Publications: HCCH Publications Bibliography - Selection of articles and books on the Conference and the Hague Conventions in general
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2021-02-10 Authorities Peru - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2021-02-10 Authorities Marshall Islands - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-10 Publications: Bibliography Latest Developments of Indirect of International Jurisdiction and Choice of Modes for China
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-02-10 Publications: Bibliography Civil or Commercial Matters” in International Instruments: Scope and Interpretation
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-02-10 Publications: Bibliography The HCCH Judgments Convention and International Judicial Cooperation of Intellectual Property
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-02-08 Authorities San Marino - Competent Authority (Art. 9)
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-08 Authorities San Marino - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-08 Authorities San Marino - Central Authority (Art. 2, 18) & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-08 Authorities Marshall Islands - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-05 News Fifth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Jurisdiction
2021-02-05 Authorities Uruguay - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-02-05 Authorities Uruguay - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2021-02-04 Authorities Malta - accredited bodies (Art. 13)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-02-04 Authorities Ireland - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-02-04 Authorities Ireland - Central Authority (Art. 29) / 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]
2021-02-04 Authorities Pakistan - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-02-04 Publications: HCCH Publications Explanatory Report on the 2019 HCCH Judgments Convention
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-02-03 Publications: Statistics Statistics based on data provided by 24-28 receiving States, compiled by Professor Selman (20 December 2020)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-02-02 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Extracts from the Responses to the November 1998 Questionnaire on Maintenance Obligations (Prel. Doc. No 3 of April 1999)
  • 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]
2021-02-02 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Compilation of responses to the 2002 Questionnaire (Prel. Doc. No 2 of April 2003)
  • 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]
2021-02-02 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Responses to the Questionnaire of August 2019
  • Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [39]
2021-02-01 Authorities Latvia - competent authority (Art. 8, 16, 17)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-02-01 Authorities Latvia - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-02-01 Authorities Latvia - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-02-01 Authorities Latvia - Central Authority (Art. 3, 16)
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice [29]
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 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses to the Questionnaire of October 2020
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
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]
2021-01-28 Authorities Italy - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-01-27 Publications: Special Commission meetings Special Commission of 2021
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-01-26 Authorities Argentina - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-01-25 Publications: News & events International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) supports Hague Principles
  • Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts [40]
2021-01-25 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]
2021-01-25 Authorities Lithuania - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-01-22 Publications: HCCH Publications Practical Handbook for competent authorities under the 2007 Maintenance Convention and Protocol and 2009 EU Maintenance Regulation
  • 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]
2021-01-22 Publications: HCCH Publications Practical Handbook for Caseworkers under the 2007 Child Support Convention
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-01-22 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses to the Standard Questionnaire for newly acceding States
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-01-22 Authorities Cuba - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-01-21 Authorities Slovenia - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-01-21 Authorities Slovenia - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-21 Authorities Slovenia - Central Authority (Art. 3, 4, 16)
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice [29]
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]
2021-01-18 Publications: Experts Groups 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]
  • Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [39]
2021-01-18 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire on the practical operation of the Child Support Convention (Prel. Doc. No 1 of August 2019)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-01-18 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire on the feasibility of developing a protocol to the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention to deal with the international recovery of maintenance in respect of vulnerable persons (Prel. Doc. No 1 of May 2009)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-01-18 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire in preparation of the Experts’ Group meeting of 8 to 11 February 2021 on international transfers of maintenance funds (Prel. Doc. No 11 of October 2020)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-01-18 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses to the Questionnaire of May 2009
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-01-18 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses to the Questionnaire of August 2019
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-01-13 Publications: Statistics > Statistics - State responses
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-01-13 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]
2021-01-13 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Table on costs assiocated with Intercountry Adoption
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-01-12 Publications: Bibliography La aplicación de las nuevas tecnologías a la cooperación jurídica internacional: la apostilla electrónica
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-01-12 Publications: Bibliography El trafico internacional de documentos publicos de la Conferencia de La Haya de Derecho Internacional Privado y las oportunidades que abre el programa e-APP
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-01-12 Publications: Bibliography Primer Foro internacional sobre la notarización y las apostillas electrónicas
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-01-12 Publications: Bibliography Primer Foro internacional sobre la notarización y las apostillas electrónicas
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-01-12 Publications: Bibliography VI Foro internacional sobre el programa piloto de apostillas electrónicas (e-APP), celebrado en Madrid, 29-30 de junio de 2010
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-01-12 Publications: Bibliography The Apostille in the 21st Century: International Document Certification and Verification
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire of August 2019
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire of August 2019
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Summary of responses
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses received (2003)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire of November 2013
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire of May 2008
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire of August 2003
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Synopsis of responses
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Synopsis of responses
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Summary of responses with analytical comments
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses received (2008)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Synopsis of responses (updated August 2014)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses ABA Report on Survey of Experience of U.S. Lawyers with the Hague Evidence Convention
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-01-11 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses > Responses received
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
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
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]
2020-07-02 News First Anniversary of the Judgments Convention
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2020-06-23 News Apostille Convention enters into force for Palau
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2020-05-04 News HCCH COVID-19 Toolkit
2020-05-04 News Video Message from the Secretary General: COVID-19
2020-05-04 News The Evidence Convention enters into force for Viet Nam
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2020-05-01 News Child Protection Convention enters into force for Barbados
  • 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]
2020-04-18 News 2007 Child Support Convention enters into force for Nicaragua
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]