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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New Zealand accepts Hague Conference Statute

By Note dated 5 February 2002, the Embassy of New Zealand at The Hague informed the depositary of the Hague Conventions, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, that it had accepted the Hague Conference Statute. New Zealand is the fifty-eighth State to join the Hague Conference on private international law, and is already a Party to the Hague Conventions on legalisation, child...

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South Africa accepts Hague Conference Statute

On Thursday, 14 February 2002, South Africa, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 59th Member State of the Organisation. South Africa was already a Party to the Hague Conventions on the form of wills, on legalisation, on obtaining of evidence abroad, and on child abduction. ...

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Sixty Member States for the Hague Conference

On Wednesday, 29 May 2002, Panama, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 60th Member State of the Organisation. Panama was already a Party to the Hague Conventions on legalisation, on child abduction, and on intercountry adoption. The Hague Conference has now 9 Member States in Latin America....

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