Date Type Item Conventions (incl. Protocols and Principles)
2019-05-20 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]
2019-05-16 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]
2019-05-16 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]
2019-05-16 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]
2019-05-15 Authorities United Kingdom - Central Authority
  • 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]
2019-05-15 Authorities United Kingdom - 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 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]
2019-04-18 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]
2019-04-17 Authorities Australia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-04-17 Authorities Portugal - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-04-17 Authorities Portugal - Central Authority (Art. 4)
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2019-04-17 Authorities Portugal - Central Authority (Art. 2) and practical information
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
2019-04-17 Authorities Portugal - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-04-17 Authorities Denmark - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-04-10 Authorities Belgium - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-04-05 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]
2019-04-03 Authorities Brazil - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-04-03 Authorities Brazil - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
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 Authorities Sri Lanka - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
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]
2019-03-25 Authorities Finland - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-03-22 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]
2019-03-21 Authorities Andorra - accredited bodies (Art. 13)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-03-21 Authorities Georgia - 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]
2019-03-21 Authorities Georgia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-03-19 Authorities Portugal - Central Authority
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2019-03-19 Authorities Canada - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-03-19 Publications: Country Profiles Canada Country Profile
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-03-19 Authorities Peru - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-03-18 Authorities Andorra - Competent Authority (Art. 9)
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-03-18 Authorities Andorra - Central Authority & practical information
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
2019-03-15 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
2019-03-12 Authorities Peru - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
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]
2019-03-06 Authorities Honduras - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-03-06 Authorities Honduras - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-03-06 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]
2019-03-06 Authorities Guyana - competent authority (Art. 23)
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2019-03-06 Authorities Guyana - Central Authority
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
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]
2019-03-05 Authorities Malta - National Organ
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2019-03-04 Authorities Paraguay - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-03-04 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]
2019-03-04 Authorities Guyana - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-02-28 Authorities Republic of Moldova - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
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]
2019-02-28 Authorities Australia - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
2019-02-28 Authorities Australia - 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]
2019-02-28 Authorities Lithuania - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
2019-02-27 Authorities Tunisia - Competent Authority (Art. 6)
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
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
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications The Judges' Newsletter on International Child Protection - Vol. I / Spring 1999
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications The Judges' Newsletter on International Child Protection - Special Edition No 1, 2010
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Actes et documents de la Treizième session (1976) - Agency
  • Convention of 14 March 1978 on the Law Applicable to Agency [27]
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Actes et documents de la Quatorzième session (1980) - Judicial co-operation
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice [29]
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Actes et documents de la Onzième session (1968) - Matières diverses [Miscellaneous matters]
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Actes et documents de la Neuvième session (1960) - Forme des testaments [Form of wills]
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 on the Conflicts of Laws Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions [11]
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Collection of Conventions (1951-2009)
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
  • Convention of 1 March 1954 on civil procedure [02]
  • Convention of 15 June 1955 on the law applicable to international sales of goods [03]
  • Convention of 15 April 1958 on the law governing transfer of title in international sales of goods [04]
  • Convention of 15 April 1958 on the jurisdiction of the selected forum in the case of international sales of goods [05]
  • Convention of 15 June 1955 relating to the settlement of the conflicts between the law of nationality and the law of domicile [06]
  • Convention of 1 June 1956 concerning the recognition of the legal personality of foreign companies, associations and institutions [07]
  • 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 5 October 1961 concerning the powers of authorities and the law applicable in respect of the protection of infants [10]
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 on the Conflicts of Laws Relating to the Form of Testamentary Dispositions [11]
  • Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents [12]
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law and Recognition of Decrees Relating to Adoptions [13]
  • Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters [14]
  • Convention of 25 November 1965 on the Choice of Court [15]
  • Convention of 1 February 1971 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters [16]
  • Supplementary Protocol of 1 February 1971 to the Hague Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters [17]
  • Convention of 1 June 1970 on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations [18]
  • Convention of 4 May 1971 on the Law Applicable to Traffic Accidents [19]
  • Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters [20]
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 Concerning the International Administration of the Estates of Deceased Persons [21]
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Law Applicable to Products Liability [22]
  • Convention of 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]
  • Convention of 14 March 1978 on the Law Applicable to Matrimonial Property Regimes [25]
  • Convention of 14 March 1978 on Celebration and Recognition of the Validity of Marriages [26]
  • Convention of 14 March 1978 on the Law Applicable to Agency [27]
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice [29]
  • Convention of 1 July 1985 on the Law Applicable to Trusts and on their Recognition [30]
  • Convention of 22 December 1986 on the Law Applicable to Contracts for the International Sale of Goods [31]
  • Convention of 1 August 1989 on the Law Applicable to Succession to the Estates of Deceased Persons [32]
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
  • Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children [34]
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
  • Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary [36]
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Actes et documents de la Douzième session (1972) - Obligations alimentaires [Maintenance obligations]
  • Convention of 2 October 1973 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Decisions Relating to Maintenance Obligations [23]
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Bibliography - Selection of articles and books on the Conference and the Hague Conventions in general
  • Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law [01]
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Annual Report 2014
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Annual Report 2013
2019-02-26 Publications: HCCH Publications Annual Report 2012
2019-02-25 Authorities Malta - Central Authority
  • Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction [28]
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]
2018-08-01 News The Child Protection Convention enters into force for Honduras
  • 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]
2018-07-13 News 1993 Hague Convention: Note on Habitual Residence and translation of Guide to Good Practice No 1 into Vietnamese
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2018-07-13 News Volume XXII of the Judges’ Newsletter (Summer-Fall 2018)
  • 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]
2018-07-10 News Cyprus ratifies the Adults Convention
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2018-07-05 News Meeting of the Experts’ Group on Recognition and Enforcement of Agreements in Family Matters
2018-07-02 News The Protection of Adults Convention enters into force for Portugal
  • Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults [35]
2018-06-28 News Benin signs and ratifies the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention
  • Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption [33]
2018-06-11 News Fiji accedes to the Protection of Children 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]
2018-06-01 News The Child Support Convention enters into force for Belarus
  • Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance [38]
2018-06-01 News Denmark accedes to the Choice of Court Convention
  • Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements [37]
2018-06-01 News HCCH-UNICEF South Asia Workshop on Role of The Hague Conventions in Cross-Border Child Protection in the Region
2018-05-30 News iSupport - Third successful EU Action Grant Application