Secretary General of Hague Conference on private international law to receive US Congress award

PRESS RELEASE The Secretary General of The Hague Conference on private international law, Mr Hans van Loon, will receive the national "Angel in Adoption 2001" award from the US Congressional Coalition on Adoption, on 11 September 2001 in Washington D.C, during the annual "Angels in Adoption" banquet.Through this event, Members of the US Congress recognise outstanding contributions in adoption. In...

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Third ratification and entry into force of the 1996 Hague Convention on protection of children

On 21 September 2001, the Slovak Republic ratified the Hague 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. Since the Slovak Republic is the third ratifying State, the Convention will enter into force for Monaco, the Czech Republic (the two other States...

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Hague Conference has now 55 Member States

On 27 September 2001, Sri Lanka, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 55th Member State of the Organisation. Sri Lanka was already a Party to the Hague Conventions on service abroad of documents, obtaining of evidence abroad, international child abduction, and intercountry adoption. ...

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Hague Conference has now 56 Member States

On 23 October 2001, Lithuania, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 56th Member State of the Organisation. Lithuania was already a Party to the Hague Conventions on legalisation, on service abroad of documents, on obtaining of evidence abroad, on maintenance obligations (applicable law), on access to justice, and...

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Secretary General of Hague Conference on private international law to receive Doctorate honoris causa

PRESS RELEASE The Secretary General of The Hague Conference on private international law, Mr Hans van Loon, will receive a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Osnabruck during a ceremony to be held on Friday 2 November 2001.The Council of the Faculty of Law of the University decided, on 29 January 2001, to recognise Mr van Loon's contribution to the development of private international...

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Russian Federation rejoins the Hague Conference

On 6 December 2001, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation, H.E. Mr Alexander Georgievich Khodakov, deposited the instrument of acceptance by his country of the Statute of the Hague Conference on private international law, in accordance with Article 2, paragraph 1, of the Statute, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. As a result, all States (or their successor...

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New office space for the Permanent Bureau

On 13 December 2001, the Mayor of The Hague, Mr W. Deetman, officially opened the newly built office space in the former attic of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference by revealing a plate which recalls the generous contribution from the Government of the Netherlands to the funding of this project....

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