Entry into force of amendments to the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law

On 1 January 2007, a revised version of the Statute of the Hague Conference - in French and English, both texts from then on being equally authentic - entered into force. The original Statute, adopted during the Seventh Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law on 31 October 1951 (in French only), entered into force on 15 July 1955. Amendments were adopted during the Twentieth...

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Launch of Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship

On Friday, 15 September 2006, the Peter Nygh Hague Conference Internship was launched by the Australian Institute of International Affairs and the International Law Association (Australian Branch) in Sydney. This award enables an Australian student or graduate of law to fulfill a sponsored internship with the Hague Conference on Private International Law in the Netherlands. Present at the...

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African Judicial Seminar at The Hague

In response to the exponential growth of the geographical span and number of States and individuals affected by cross border child protection issues the Permanent Bureau has been carrying out exploratory work in Southern and Eastern Africa in the context of the Hague Project for International Co-operation and the Protection of Children in the Southern and Eastern African Region - the role of the...

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Hague Conference receives Children's Champion Award

On 1 August 2006, William Duncan, Deputy Secretary General, and Philippe Lortie, First Secretary, received on behalf of the Hague Conference NCSEA's Children's Champion Award, on the occasion of NCSEA's 55th Annual Training Conference and Expo in Dallas, Texas, "in recognition of their outstanding contributions that promote and strengthen child support enforcement internationally"....

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International Symposium on the Hague Securities Convention in Seoul

The Korea Private International Law Association (KOPILA) & the Korea Securities Depository (KSD) are pleased to announce the holding of an important Seminar on the Hague Securities Convention. This Seminar, which is organised with the support of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea,...

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Ukraine - Official Visit of the Secretary General (25-27 May 2005)

From 25-27 May 2005, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference visited Kiev at the invitation of the Government of Ukraine. Ukraine became a Member of the Hague Conference on 3 December 2003, and this was the first visit of the Secretary General to Ukraine. He had extensive talks with the Minister of Justice, Mr Roman Zvarych, first on 25 May and then again on 26 May. He...

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HCCH Secretary General Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite

At a reception given at her residence on 30 November 2004, the Ambassador of France to the Netherlands, Her Excellency Mrs Anne Gazeau-Secret, on behalf of the President of the French Republic, conferred on Mr Hans van Loon, Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the insignia of Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite. On the same occasion, the French...

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Justice H.L.J. Roelvink Officer of Orange-Nassau

PRESS RELEASE  On Friday, 16 April 2004, the Minister of Justice of the Netherlands Mr P.H.J. Donner, during a reception at the Ministry of Justice, presented the insignia belonging to the Royal Honour of Officer Orange-Nassau (Officier van Oranje-Nassau) to Mr H.L.J. Roelvink, former Justice of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands and former Vice-President of the Netherlands Standing...

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Mr T. Bradbrooke Smith QC Commander of Orange-Nassau

PRESS RELEASE  Yesterday, 19 April 2004, at the residence of the Netherlands Ambassador in Ottawa, Mr T. Bradbrooke ("Brad") Smith QC received the insignia of the Royal Honour of Commander Orange-Nassau (Commandeur van Oranje-Nassau) from the Netherlands Ambassador in Canada, Mr J.G.S.T.M. van Hellenberg Hubar. Brad Smith received this high honour for his invaluable contribution to the work...

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