Fifth Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 1993 Adoption Convention

From 4 to 8 July 2022, the Fifth Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 1993 Adoption Convention was held online. The meeting was attended by nearly 400 participants, representing HCCH Members, non-Member States, and Observers from intergovernmental and international nongovernmental organisations, as well as by members of the Permanent Bureau. Over the course of five...

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Now Available: Conclusions & Recommendations of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 2007 Child Support Convention and 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol

Attended by over 200 delegates representing HCCH Members, Contracting Parties and Observers from all regions of the world, the very first meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 2007 Child Support Convention and 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol was held last week, from 17 to 19 May 2022. The meeting resulted in the adoption of over 80 Conclusions &...

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First Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 2007 Child Support Convention and 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol

From 17 to 19 May 2022, the First Meeting of the Special Commission on the 2007 Child Support Convention and 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol was held in The Hague. The meeting was attended by over 200 delegates, both in person and remotely, representing HCCH Members, non‑Member States, and Observers from intergovernmental and international non‑governmental organisations, as well as members...

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Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Apostille Convention

From 5 to 8 October 2021, the Special Commission on the practical operation of the Apostille Convention met via videoconference. The meeting was attended by over 350 delegates, representing HCCH Members, non‑Member Contracting Parties, and Observers from non‑Member States, intergovernmental and international non‑governmental organisations, as well as members of the Permanent Bureau. The first day...

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Conclusion of the fourth meeting of the Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

From 24 to 29 May 2018, the Special Commission on the Judgments Project met in The Hague. The Special Commission was attended by 167 participants from 55 Member States and one Member Regional Economic Integration Organisation (“REIO”). Also in attendance, as observers, were two non-Member States, and 11 international governmental and non-governmental organisations. The Special...

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Conclusion of the third meeting of the Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

From 13 to 17 November 2017, the Special Commission on the Judgments Project met in The Hague. The Special Commission was attended by 180 participants from 57 States and one Regional Economic Integration Organisation (“REIO”), representing Members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Also in attendance as Observers were 5 interested non-Member States, and 14...

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Seventh Meeting of the Special Commission on the practical operation of the 1980 and 1996 Conventions completes its work

From 10 to 17 October 2017, 292 participants took part in the Seventh Meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the 1980 Hague Child Abduction Convention and the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention, representing 62 Member States and one REIO, six non-Member Contracting States, four invited non-Member non-Contracting States and observers from 14 IGO / NGOs. These included...

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Conclusion of the second meeting of the Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

From 16 to 24 February 2017, the Special Commission on the Judgments Project was reconvened in The Hague. The Special Commission was attended by 189 participants from 56 States and one Regional Economic Integration Organisation (“REIO”), representing Members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Also in attendance as Observers were six interested non-Member States, and...

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Conclusion of the first meeting of the Special Commission on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

From 1 to 9 June 2016, the Special Commission on the Judgments Project was convened in The Hague. The Special Commission was attended by 153 participants from 53 States and one Regional Economic Integration Organisation (“REIO”), representing Members of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and a select number of non-Member States, and 16 international governmental and...

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Special Commission reviewed practical operation of the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

From 8 to 12 June 2015, a Special Commission meeting was held in The Hague to review the practical operation of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption (the "1993 Hague Convention"). More than 255 experts, representing 74 countries and 18 international organisations, participated in the meeting. On the first day, a...

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