Service Convention enters into force for the Philippines

Today, 1 October 2020, the HCCH Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention) entered into force for the Philippines, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 4 March 2020. The Service Convention currently has 78 Contracting Parties. The...

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Apostille Convention enters into force for Philippines

On 14 May 2019, the HCCH Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) entered into force for Philippines, following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 12 September 2018. The Apostille Convention currently has 117 Contracting Parties. Member State of the HCCH since 2010, Philippines is currently...

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Cuba accedes to 1980 Child Abduction Convention; Paraguay accedes to 1996 Child Protection Convention; Philippines accedes to 1961 Apostille Convention

On 12 September 2018, Cuba, Paraguay and the Philippines joined various Hague Conventions, coinciding with the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (the “HCCH”).  Cuba deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International...

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Costa Rica, the Philippines and Viet Nam join various Hague Conventions

Today, Wednesday 16 March 2016, during the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference, Costa Rica deposited the instruments of accession to the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention), for which it will become the 70th Contracting State, as well as the Convention of 25...

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70 Members for the Hague Conference

On Wednesday, 14 July 2010, the Republic of the Philippines deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the 70th Member of the Organisation. One Hague Convention is already in force for the Philippines: that of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption....

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