Date Type Item Conventions (incl. Protocols and Principles)
2019-11-14 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]
2019-11-14 Publications: HCCH Publications Brochure: The Hague Children's Conventions
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
  • Convention of 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]
2019-11-14 Publications: HCCH Publications The ABCs of Apostilles
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-11-14 Publications: HCCH Publications Information Brochure on the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-11-14 Publications: HCCH Publications Brochure: Direct Judicial Communications
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-11-14 Publications: HCCH Publications 1993 Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption - 25 Years of Protecting Children in Intercountry Adoption
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-11-14 Publications: Country Profiles Evidence Country Profile - State Responses
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2019-11-13 Publications: HCCH Publications Accreditation and Adoption Accredited Bodies: General Principles and Guide to Good Practice No 2
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-11-13 Publications: HCCH Publications Transfrontier Contact Concerning Children – General Principles and Guide to Good Practice
  • 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]
2019-11-13 Publications: HCCH Publications Guide to Good Practice Child Abduction Convention: Part II - Implementing Measures
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-11-13 Publications: HCCH Publications Guide to Good Practice Child Abduction Convention: Part I - Central Authority Practice
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-11-13 Authorities Korea, Republic of - Competent Authorities (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-11-13 Authorities United Kingdom - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-11-13 Authorities Netherlands - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-11-13 Publications: Bibliography Implications of the new 2019 Hague Convention on recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments on the national legal systems of countries in South Eastern Europe
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2019-11-13 Authorities Sweden - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-11-13 Authorities Sweden - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-11-12 Publications: HCCH Publications Guide to Good Practice Child Abduction Convention: Part III - Preventive Measures
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-11-12 Publications: HCCH Publications The Implementation and Operation of the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention: Guide to Good Practice
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-11-12 Publications: HCCH Publications Guide to Good Practice Child Abduction Convention: Part IV - Enforcement
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-11-12 Publications: HCCH Publications Guide to Good Practice Child Abduction Convention - Mediation
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-11-11 Authorities South Africa - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-11-11 Publications: Bibliography The Hague Conference Adopts a New Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2019-11-07 Authorities Australia - competent authorities (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-11-07 Authorities Australia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-11-07 Publications: HCCH Publications When Private International Law Meets Intellectual Property Law - A Guide for Judges
2019-11-06 Publications: HCCH Publications A Handbook on the Practical Operation of the Apostille Convention (Apostille Handbook)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-11-06 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]
2019-11-06 Publications: HCCH Publications Practical Handbook on the Operation 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]
2019-11-06 Publications: HCCH Publications Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Hague Evidence Convention
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2019-11-06 Publications: HCCH Publications Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Hague Service Convention
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-11-06 News Sixth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy
2019-11-05 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses 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]
2019-11-04 Publications: Bibliography Comparing the International Commercial Courts of China with the Singapore International Commercial Court
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2019-11-04 Authorities Nicaragua - Central Authority (Art. 2)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2019-11-04 Authorities Nicaragua - Central Authority (Art. 2)
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-11-04 Authorities Nicaragua - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-11-04 Authorities Nicaragua - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-11-04 Authorities Nicaragua - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-11-04 Authorities Nicaragua - 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]
2019-11-04 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses State reponses 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]
2019-11-04 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]
2019-11-04 News iSupport – new EU grant
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-10-31 Authorities Poland - Central Authority (Art. 3, 16)
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice [29]
2019-10-31 Authorities Poland - competent authority (Art. 8, 15)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2019-10-31 Authorities Poland - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2019-10-31 Authorities Poland - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-10-31 Authorities Italy - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-10-30 Publications: HCCH Publications Explanatory Report on the 1961 Hague Protection of Minors Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 concerning the powers of authorities and the law applicable in respect of the protection of infants [10]
2019-10-30 Publications: HCCH Publications Explanatory Report on the 1961 Hague Form of Wills Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 on the Conflicts of Laws Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions [11]
2019-10-30 Publications: HCCH Publications Explanatory Report on the 1961 Hague Apostille Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-10-30 Publications: HCCH Publications Explanatory Report on the 1965 Hague Adoption Convention
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law and Recognition of Decrees Relating to Adoptions [13]
2019-10-29 Publications: HCCH Publications Responses to the Questionnaire in relation to the law applicable to insolvency proceedings
2019-10-29 Publications: HCCH Publications Information document on the UNCITRAL Draft Legislative Guide on Insolvency and Questionnaire in relation to the law applicable to insolvency proceedings
2019-10-25 News Palau accedes to the Apostille Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-10-24 Authorities Barbados - 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]
2019-10-24 Authorities Palau - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-10-24 Authorities Barbados - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-10-24 Authorities Serbia - Central Authority and practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-10-24 Publications: Statistics Australia: annual adoption statistics 2001-2018
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-23 Authorities Netherlands - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-10-23 Authorities Lithuania - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-23 Publications: Statistics P.R. of China (mainland and SAR of Hong Kong): annual adoption statistics 2005-2018
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-23 Authorities China - Central Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-22 News Now available: C&R of the 11th e-APP Forum
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-10-22 Authorities France - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-10-22 News Available now: When Private International Law Meets Intellectual Property – A Guide for Judges
2019-10-14 Publications: Statistics Norway: annual adoption statistics 1999-2016
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-14 Publications: Statistics Latvia: annual adoption statistics 2000-2017
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-14 Publications: Statistics  Côte d'Ivoire: annual adoption statistics 2010-2016
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-14 Publications: Statistics Cabo Verde: annual adoption statistics 2010-2019 
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-11 Authorities Spain - Central Authorities
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-11 Authorities Spain - competent authorities (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-11 Authorities Spain - accredited bodies (Art. 13)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-11 Publications: Statistics Finland: annual adoption statistics 2001-2018
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-11 Authorities Finland - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Publications: Statistics Germany: Annual adoption statistics 1999-2004, 2010-2018
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Publications: Statistics Malta: annual adoption statistics 2005-2018
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Publications: Statistics Czech Republic: annual adoption statistics 2005-2017
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Publications: Statistics Bulgaria: annual adoption statistics 2010-2018
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Publications: Statistics Greece: annual adoption statistics 2005-2018
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Publications: Statistics Romania: annual adoption statistics 2001-2018
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Publications: Statistics Estonia: annual adoption statistics 1997-2017
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Publications: Statistics Luxembourg: annual adoption statistics 2008-2018
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Publications: Statistics France: annual adoption statistics 2004-2018
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Publications: Statistics New Zealand: annual adoption statistics 2001-2019
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Authorities Philippines - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Authorities Bulgaria - accredited bodies (Art. 13)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Authorities Bulgaria - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Authorities Romania - foreign accredited bodies
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Authorities Romania - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-10 Authorities Greece - Central Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-08 News HCCH a|Bridged Edition 2019: Registration now open!
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-10-08 Authorities Russian Federation - 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]
2019-10-08 Authorities Namibia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-10-03 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]
2019-10-03 Authorities Norway - competent authorities (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-03 Authorities Norway - accredited bodies (Art. 13)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-03 Authorities Norway - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-03 Authorities Estonia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-03 Authorities Austria - accredited bodies (Art. 13)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-03 Authorities Austria - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-03 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]
2019-10-03 Authorities Republic of Korea - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2019-10-03 Authorities Ireland - accredited bodies (Art. 22)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-03 Authorities Ireland - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-10-01 News 1980 Child Abduction Convention enters into force for Barbados
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-09-27 News Updated Agenda: 11th International Forum on the e-APP
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-09-23 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]
2019-08-27 News Impressive progress with the e-APP in Argentina, Bolivia, the Philippines and Latvia
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-08-19 News Programme now available: Inaugural global conference on the Judgments Convention
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2019-07-29 News Nicaragua accedes to the 1965 Service Convention
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-07-19 News Vacancy at the Permanent Bureau: Administrative Assistant (legal) (full-time (40 hours))
2019-07-19 News Barbados accedes to the Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
  • Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children [34]
2019-07-08 News It’s done: the 2019 HCCH Judgments Convention has been adopted!
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2019-07-07 News Registration is open: 11th International Forum on the e-APP
2019-07-01 News 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention enters into force for Honduras
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-07-01 News Child Protection Convention enters into force for Paraguay
  • 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]
2019-06-18 News Gamechanger for cross-border litigation in civil and commercial matters to be finalised in the Hague
2019-06-14 News The 2007 Child Support Convention enters into force for Kazakhstan
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-06-07 News Vacancy at the Permanent Bureau: Legal Officer (full-time)
2019-06-03 News 1965 Service Convention enters into force for Brazil
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-06-03 News 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention enters into force for Guyana
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-05-23 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]
2019-05-21 News HCCH Child Abduction Convention: Practice of Application, Minsk, Belarus
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-05-21 News HCCH and the World Justice Forum – Committing to Justice for All
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2019-05-14 News Apostille Convention enters into force for Philippines
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-05-10 News Volume XXIII of the Judges’ Newsletter (Winter 2018-Spring 2019)
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
  • Convention of 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 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-05-01 News The Child Abduction Convention enters into force in Guyana
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-04-29 News The Evidence Convention enters into force for Nicaragua
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2019-04-18 News Nicaragua accedes to the 2007 Child Support Convention
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-04-18 News Apostille Convention enters into force for Guyana
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-04-05 News African Regional Conference on the HCCH Children’s Conventions
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
  • Convention of 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]
2019-04-04 News International Symposium on Family Mediation in Singapore
  • 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]
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-04-04 News Save the date: 11th International Forum on the e-APP
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-04-01 News Child Protection Convention entered into force for Fiji
  • 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]
2019-03-27 News Available now: Practical Handbook on the Operation of the 1996 HCCH Child Protection Convention in all official languages of the EU
  • 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]
2019-03-12 News Council on General Affairs and Policy
2019-03-08 News Honduras signs and ratifies the Intercountry Adoption Convention and requests Membership in the HCCH
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-03-08 News Guyana accedes to the Intercountry Adoption Convention and the Child Support Convention
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-03-05 News Nicaragua accedes to the 1970 Evidence and 1996 Child Protection Conventions
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
  • 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]
2019-02-26 News Annual Report of the HCCH 2018
2019-02-26 News Following Guyana’s accessions, Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions have 100 and 50 Contracting Parties respectively
  • 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]
2019-02-08 News Fifth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy
2018-12-14 News Vulnerable adults – An important step forward
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2018-12-03 News Child Abduction Convention enters into force for Cuba
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2018-12-03 News Trusts Convention enters into force for Panama
  • Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition [30]
2018-11-29 News Brazil 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]
2018-11-21 News Adoption Convention – Guides to Good Practice Nos 1 and 2 now available in Korean 
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2018-11-15 News Conference of Hague Convention Network Judges celebrating the 20th anniversary of the International Hague Network of Judges
  • 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]
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]