Date Type Item Conventions (incl. Protocols and Principles)
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]
2022-05-19 Authorities United Kingdom - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-05-19 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]
2022-05-18 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]
2022-05-17 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]
2022-05-16 Authorities New Zealand - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-05-12 Authorities United Kingdom - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-05-12 Authorities Canada - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2022-05-12 Publications: Statistics  Statistics - State responses
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-05-12 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]
2022-05-11 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]
2022-05-11 Authorities Viet Nam - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-05-11 Authorities Viet Nam - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-05-11 Publications: Country Profiles  State responses
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-05-09 Authorities Ecuador - 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]
2022-05-09 Authorities Ecuador - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-05-09 Authorities Malta - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-05-09 Authorities Malta - 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]
2022-05-09 Authorities Malta - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-05-09 Authorities Malta - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-05-09 Authorities Malta - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-05-04 Authorities Guatemala - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-05-02 Authorities Sri Lanka - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2022-05-02 Publications: Country Profiles  State Responses
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-04-25 Authorities Guyana - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-04-25 Authorities Guyana - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-04-25 Authorities Guyana - 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]
2022-04-25 Authorities Guyana - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-04-25 Authorities Guyana - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-04-25 Authorities Slovakia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-04-25 Authorities Italy - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2022-04-25 Authorities Colombia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-04-20 Authorities Norway - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-04-20 Authorities Belgium - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-04-19 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]
2022-04-19 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]
2022-04-19 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]
2022-04-19 Publications: Statistics Statistics based on data provided by 24-28 receiving States, compiled by Professor Selman (April 2022)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-04-19 Authorities Australia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-04-19 Authorities Greece - competent authority (Art. 8)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-04-19 Authorities Italy - 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]
2022-04-19 Authorities El Salvador - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2022-04-19 Authorities Saudi Arabia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-04-14 Authorities Greece - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2022-04-14 Authorities Greece - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2022-04-14 Authorities Greece - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2022-04-14 Authorities Greece - 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]
2022-04-14 Authorities Greece - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
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]
2022-04-07 Authorities Chile - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2022-04-07 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]
2022-04-06 Authorities Japan - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
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
2022-04-04 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]
2022-03-31 Authorities Brazil - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2022-03-29 Authorities Spain - competent authorities (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-03-29 Authorities Spain - Central Authorities
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-03-29 Authorities Spain - accredited bodies (Arts 10, 11 and 12)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-03-24 Authorities Italy - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2022-03-21 Authorities Fiji - 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]
2022-03-18 Authorities Denmark - competent authorities (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2022-03-18 Authorities Denmark - accredited bodies (Arts 10, 11 and 12)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
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]
2022-01-12 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]
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: Questionnaires & Responses  Responses to the Questionnaire of September 2020
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
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
2021-10-11 News Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Apostille Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
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]
2021-10-05 News Indonesia accedes to the Apostille Convention on its 60th Anniversary
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-10-04 News 12th International Forum on the electronic Apostille Programme
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-10-01 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]
2021-09-30 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]
2021-09-23 News Now available in 23 EU languages: Guide to Good Practice under the Child Abduction Convention: Part VI – Article 13(1)(b)
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2021-09-22 News iSupport - New successful EU Action Grant application
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-09-21 News Fifth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Family Agreements
2021-09-16 News Costa Rica signs the Judgments Convention
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-09-16 News Apostille Convention enters into force for Singapore
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
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]
2021-09-15 Publications: Practical operation documents Prel. Doc. No 7 of April 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 5 of October 2003 - Report on the first meeting of the Special Commission on the international recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance (5-16 May 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]
2021-09-15 Publications: Practical operation documents Prel. Doc. No 5 of December 2008 - The application of the Apostille Convention to diplomas including those issued by diploma mills
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-09-15 Publications: Practical operation documents Prel. Doc. No 4 of April 2003 - Parentage and International Child Support Responses to the 2002 Questionnaire and an Analysis of the Issues
  • 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 3 of August 2003 - Succinct explanations in preparation of the Special Commission
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-09-15 Publications: Practical operation documents Prel. Doc. No 3 of April 2003 - Towards a New Global Instrument 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 2 of January 1999 - Note on the desirability of revising the Hague Conventions on Maintenance Obligations and including in a new instrument rules on judicial and administrative co-operation
  • 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 1 of September 1995 - Note on the operation of the Hague Conventions relating to maintenance obligations and of the New York Convention on the Recovery Abroad of 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]
2021-09-09 News Honduras becomes 90th Member of the HCCH
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2021-09-01 News Adoption Convention enters into force for Niger
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-08-10 News New Zealand ratifies Child Support Convention
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2021-08-03 News 12th International Forum on the e-APP: Registration now open!
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-08-02 News Child Protection Convention enters into force for Costa Rica
  • 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]
2021-07-30 News Evidence Convention enters into force for Georgia
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2021-07-28 News HCCH|Approach Initiative – 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]
2021-07-27 News Save the Date: 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]
2021-07-09 News Ninth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy
2021-07-02 News HCCH and GIZ joint project in South East Europe delivers the Explanatory Report on the 2019 Judgments Convention in regional languages 
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2021-07-02 News Apostille Convention enters into force for Jamaica
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2021-07-01 News Mongolia becomes 89th Member of the HCCH
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2021-06-18 News Georgia accedes to the Service and Evidence Conventions
  • 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]
2021-05-27 News Niger accedes to the Adoption Convention
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2021-05-21 News HCCH-WIPO Questionnaire on PIL issues in IP dealings