Date Type Item Conventions (incl. Protocols and Principles)
2019-07-18 Authorities United Kingdom - 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]
2019-07-16 Authorities Estonia - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2019-07-11 Authorities United Kingdom - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2019-07-09 Authorities Canada - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-07-09 Authorities Latvia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-07-08 News It’s done: the 2019 HCCH Judgments Convention has been adopted!
2019-07-07 News Registration is open: 11th International Forum on the e-APP
2019-07-04 Authorities Israel - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-07-04 Publications: Judicial and other conferences List of Judicial and other conferences 1998-2018
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-07-04 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]
2019-07-03 Publications: Preparatory work Meetings of the Special Commission
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
2019-07-03 Publications: Preparatory work 22nd Diplomatic Session
  • Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters [41]
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 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]
2019-07-01 Authorities United Kingdom - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-07-01 Authorities Uzbekistan - Competent Authorities (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-07-01 Authorities Latvia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-07-01 Authorities Sweden - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
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]
2019-06-27 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]
2019-06-24 Authorities Honduras - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-06-24 Authorities Honduras - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-06-24 Authorities Monaco - 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]
2019-06-24 Authorities Paraguay - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-06-19 Authorities Venezuela - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-06-19 Authorities Panama - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2019-06-19 Publications: Experts Groups Experts Group on the Financial Aspects of Intercountry Adoption
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
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]
2019-06-13 Authorities Israel - accredited bodies (Art. 13)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-06-12 Authorities Monaco - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-06-12 Authorities Monaco - competent authority (Art. 16, 17)
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2019-06-12 Authorities Monaco - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-06-12 Authorities Monaco - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2019-06-12 Authorities Monaco - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-06-12 Authorities Monaco - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-06-12 Publications: Bibliography Contribution of the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts to the codification of party autonomy under OHADA Law
  • Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts [40]
2019-06-11 Authorities Colombia - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-06-11 Authorities Colombia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-06-11 Authorities Colombia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-06-11 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]
2019-06-07 News Vacancy at the Permanent Bureau: Legal Officer (full-time)
2019-06-06 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]
2019-06-05 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]
2019-06-05 Authorities Slovenia - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-06-05 Authorities Slovenia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-06-04 Authorities New Zealand - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-06-04 Authorities New Zealand - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-06-03 Publications: Translations Translations of the 1973 Maintenance (Enforcement) Convention
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations [23]
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]
2019-05-28 Publications: Translations Translations of the 2015 Principles
  • Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts [40]
2019-05-27 Authorities Israel - Central Authority
  • 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]
2019-05-23 Authorities Poland - 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]
2019-05-22 Publications: e-APP Implementation chart of the e-APP
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-05-22 Publications: e-APP electronic Apostille Program - Explanatory documents
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-05-22 Authorities Poland - competent authority
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations [23]
2019-05-22 Authorities Poland - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-05-22 Authorities Poland - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-05-22 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses  Responses to the Questionnaire on recognition of domestic adoptions
  • 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]
2019-05-21 Publications: Acceptances of accessions Spreadsheet showing acceptances of accessions to the Child Abduction Convention
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-05-20 Authorities United Kingdom - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-05-16 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire on the recognition of domestic adoptions in other States
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-05-16 Publications: Questionnaires & Responses Questionnaire on the practical operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention (Prel. Doc. No 2 of October 2014)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-05-15 Authorities Ukraine - 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]
2019-05-15 Authorities Ukraine - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-05-15 Authorities Lithuania - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-05-15 Authorities Rwanda - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-05-15 Authorities Mauritius - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
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]
2019-05-10 Publications: HCCH Publications The Judges' Newsletter on International Child Protection - Vol. XXIII / Winter 2018-Spring 2019
2019-05-07 Publications: 1956 New York Convention Model Forms for the Convention on the Recovery Abroad of Maintenance signed at New York on 20 June 1956
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-05-07 Publications: 1956 New York Convention List of Transmitting and Receiving Agencies designated by the States Parties to the 1956 New York Convention
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-05-03 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]
2019-05-02 Authorities Australia - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-05-02 Authorities Sri Lanka - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
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]
2019-04-26 Authorities Ecuador - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-04-26 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]
2019-04-24 Authorities France - accredited bodies (Art. 13)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
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 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]
2019-04-18 Publications: Bibliography The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements - Should the European Union's Footsteps Be Followed?
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
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]
2019-04-18 Publications: Bibliography Memorandum of the American Bar Association Section of International Law Working Group on the Implementation of the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2019-04-18 Publications: Bibliography Cooperative Federalism: A Viable Option for Implementing the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2019-04-18 Publications: Bibliography Uniform Jurisdiction Rules under the Hague Choice of Court Convention
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2019-04-18 Publications: Bibliography Jurisdiction agreements in Chinese conflict of laws: searching for ways to implement the Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements in China
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
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]
2019-04-02 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]
2019-04-01 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]
2019-03-28 Publications: Country Profiles Denmark Country Profile
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
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]
2019-03-22 Publications: Statistics Cabo Verde: annual adoption statistics 2010-2017 
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-03-22 Publications: Statistics Togo: annual adoption statistics 2009-2018  
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-03-22 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]
2019-03-19 Publications: Country Profiles Canada Country Profile
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-03-15 Publications: HCCH Publications Explanatory Report on the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-03-14 Publications: Seminars Workshop on the implementation of the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention in Asia: state of play and experience sharing (Hanoi, 11-13 December 2017)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-03-14 Publications: Seminars Workshop on experience sharing on the implementation of the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention for West African States and Haiti (Ouagadougou, 17-19 January 2017) [in French only]
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-03-14 Publications: Seminars Workshop: Experience sharing on the implementation of the HCCH Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (Abidjan, 19-21 February 2019) [in French only]
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
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]
2019-02-28 Publications: Mediation Central Contact Points for international family mediation
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
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]
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications The Judges' Newsletter on International Child Protection - Vol. V / Spring 2003
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications The Judges' Newsletter on International Child Protection - Vol. VII / Spring 2004
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications The Judges' Newsletter on International Child Protection - Vol. III / Autumn 2001
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications The Judges' Newsletter on International Child Protection - Vol. II / Autumn 2000
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications CD-ROM the 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]
2019-02-26 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]
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Annual Report 2009
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Brochure: Direct Judicial Communications
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-02-26 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]
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Prel.Doc. No 1 of March 1959 - La légalisation des actes officiels étrangers (available in French only)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications The Judges' Newsletter on International Child Protection - Vol. VIII / Autumn 2004
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications The Judges' Newsletter on International Child Protection - Vol. VI / Autumn 2003
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications The Judges' Newsletter on International Child Protection - Vol. IX / Spring 2005
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications The Judges' Newsletter on International Child Protection - Vol. IV / Summer 2002
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]
2018-11-01 News The 2000 Protection of Adults Convention enters into force for Cyprus
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2018-10-26 News Caribbean Meeting on International Child Protection – Implementing and Operating the Hague Child Protection 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]
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2018-10-19 News The 2007 Child Support Convention enters into force for Honduras
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2018-10-12 News Fourth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy
2018-10-01 News 1993 Hague Adoption Convention enters into force for Benin
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2018-09-27 News 6th Meeting of the Working Group on the draft Guide to Good Practice on Article 13(1)(b)
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2018-09-13 News King Willem-Alexander joins HCCH for 125th Anniversary Celebrations
2018-09-12 News 125 YEARS HCCH
2018-09-12 News Cuba accedes to 1980 Child Abduction Convention; Paraguay accedes to 1996 Child Protection Convention; Philippines accedes to 1961 Apostille Convention
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
  • 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]
2018-09-11 News “Third Regional Workshop on Justice for Children in East Asia and the Pacific”
  • 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]
  • Protocol of 23 November 2007 on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations [39]
2018-09-03 News Choice of Court Convention enters into force for Denmark
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2018-08-24 News Choice of Court Convention enters into force for Montenegro
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2018-08-20 News Latin American Meeting on the Implementation and Operation of the Hague Conventions on Legal Co-operation and International Child Protection
2018-08-16 News Guyana acceeds to the Apostille Convention – 152nd State connected to the HCCH
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]