Malta judicial Conference on Cross-frontier Family Law issues - Building Bridges and Protecting Children

PRESS RELEASE  International Child Protection, and the development of co-operation between European States and States of the Islamic tradition from the Mediterranean region, are two interconnected themes of an important Conference which is to take place in Malta from 14 to 17 March 2004.The Conference on Cross-Frontier Family Law Issues will be attended by top ranking judges and Government...

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Proposal by the European Commission

The Commission of the European Communities presented a proposal (COM(2003)783) dated 15 December 2003 for a Council decision concerning the signing of the Hague Convention on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities Held with an Intermediary (the text of the proposal is available on the website of the European Union at:...

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Ukraine joins the Hague Conference

Ukraine officially became a Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law on Wednesday 3 December 2003. It was on this day that the instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was deposited at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.Ukraine thus becomes the sixty-fourth Member of the Hague Conference. Ukraine is already a...

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Iceland joins the Hague Conference

Iceland officially became a Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law on Friday 14 November 2003. It was on this day that the instrument of acceptance, signed by the President of Iceland, of the Statute of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was deposited at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.Iceland thus becomes the sixty-third Member of the Hague...

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Protection of Adults Convention to receive its first ratification

On Wednesday, 5 November 2003, the United Kingdom deposited its instrument of ratification, for Scotland, of the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults. The official signing ceremony took place a day earlier, at the British Ambassador's residence at The Hague, and was followed by a reception.The Convention, which had already been signed by the United Kingdom...

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President Mádl of Hungary celebrating HCCH's 110th Anniversary

    (Click the photos for a larger image)(1) arrival of President Mádl at the Peace Palace(2) from left to right.: Secretary General of the Hague Conference Hans van Loon, Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, President Mádl, Chairman of the Standing Government Committee of Private International Prof. Teun Struycken, Deputy Secretary General Prof. William...

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Eighty Contracting States for the Legalisation Convention

On Wednesday, 3 September 2003, Albania deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, thus becoming the 80th State Party to this Convention. After the period of six months mentioned in Article 12 (in this case the expiry date will be 10 March 2004), the Convention will...

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Proceedings of the international colloquium - "Internet: Which Court Decides, Which Law Applies?"

Proceedings of the international colloquium - "Internet: Which Court Decides, Which Law Applies?" - in honour of Michel Pelichet, organized by the Molengraaff Institute of Private Law, University of Utrecht, and the Hague Conference on private international law Edited by Katharina Boele-Woelki and Catherine Kessedjian Published by Kluwer Law International, The Hague / Boston / London 1998 ISBN...

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Accessions to Legalisation Convention

On 10, 23 June and 1 July 1998, respectively, Niue, the Czech Republic and Venezuela deposited their instruments of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents with the depositary of the Hague Conventions.This Convention will enter into force for Niue on 2 March 1999, for the Czech Republic and for Venezuela on 16...

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