Available now: When Private International Law Meets Intellectual Property – A Guide for Judges

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that “When Private International Law Meets Intellectual Property – A Guide for Judges” (Guide), which is co-authored by Annabelle Bennett (Australia) and Sam Granata (Belgium), with the co-ordination of the Secretariats of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the HCCH, is now available in English. The French version...

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HCCH a|Bridged Edition 2019: Registration now open!

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that registration is now open for the inaugural edition of HCCH a|Bridged, which will take place at the Academy Building on the grounds of the Peace Palace, in The Hague, Netherlands on Wednesday 11 December 2019. HCCH a|Bridged will convene experts and stakeholders from around the world in The Hague to explore and debate the very latest in...

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1980 Child Abduction Convention enters into force for Barbados

On 1 October 2019, the HCCH Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (Child Abduction Convention) entered into force for Barbados, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 11 July 2019. The Child Abduction Convention currently has 101 Contracting Parties. More information is available on the Child Abduction Section of the HCCH...

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Updated Agenda: 11th International Forum on the e-APP

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that an updated version of the draft Agenda for the 11th International Forum on the e-APP (electronic Apostille Programme), which will take place in Fortaleza (Brazil), from Wednesday 16 to Friday 18 October 2019, is now available on the Apostille Section of the HCCH website.  Although the deadline for...

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Meeting of the Experts’ Group on International Transfer of Maintenance Funds

From 16 to 18 September 2019, the Experts’ Group on International Transfer of Maintenance Funds met at the Permanent Bureau (PB) of the HCCH in The Hague. The meeting was attended by 19 experts as well as members of the PB. The experts represented 11 States, the European Union, the National Child Support Enforcement Association (USA) and the financial sector. Participants discussed good...

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Nicaragua accedes to the 1965 Service Convention

On 24 July 2019, Nicaragua deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (“Service Convention”). The Service Convention, which now has 75 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Nicaragua on 1...

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Barbados accedes to the Child Abduction and Child Protection Conventions

On 11 July 2019, Barbados deposited its instrument of accession to the HCCH Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Child Abduction Convention”). The Child Abduction Convention, which now has 101 Contracting Parties, will enter into force for Barbados on 1 October 2019. On the same day, Barbados also deposited its instrument of...

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