New Guide for International Commercial Contracts

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that the Legal Guide to Uniform Instruments in the Area of International Commercial Contracts, with a Focus on Sales (Legal Guide), a joint publication of the Secretariats of UNCITRAL, UNIDROIT and the HCCH, has been officially launched today (video announcement). The Legal Guide, which was approved by each of the three Organisations in the course of...

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Publication of the 2020 Annual Report

The Permanent Bureau of the HCCH is pleased to announce the publication of the 2020 Annual Report. In a year of unprecedented challenges, the importance of private international law as the guiding star in an increasingly complex, interconnected world was as clear as ever. Throughout the year, the HCCH continued to explore areas for new legislative work and to promote the effective operation of...

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Now available in all EU languages: Practical Handbook on 2007 Child Support Convention, Protocol, and 2009 EU Regulation

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the publication of translations, in all European Union (EU) languages, of the Practical Handbook for Competent Authorities on the 2007 Child Support Convention, the 2007 Maintenance Obligations Protocol, and the 2009 EU Maintenance Regulation. The Handbook, originally published in English, French, and Romanian, was jointly developed by the HCCH, the...

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HCCH-WIPO Guide now available in Arabic, Chinese, Russian, and Spanish

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce that the Guide entitled “When Private International Law Meets Intellectual Property – A Guide for Judges”, 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 Arabic, Chinese, Russian,...

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Publication of the Explanatory Report on the Judgments Convention

Following the approval of the Explanatory Report on the HCCH Convention of 2 July 2019 on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Civil or Commercial Matters (Judgments Convention) on 22 September 2020, the Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the official publication of the Explanatory Report prepared by the co-Rapporteurs Professors Francisco Garcimartín (Spain)...

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Toolkit for the HCCH 1980 Child Abduction Convention in Times of COVID-19

Following the publication of the HCCH COVID-19 Toolkit, the Permanent Bureau has prepared a Toolkit for the effective application of the 1980 Child Abduction Convention in times of COVID-19. This focused Toolkit presents key aspects and specific HCCH resources relevant in the face of the challenges posed by the COVID-19 situation in the context of the 1980 Child Abduction Convention. Recalling...

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HCCH COVID-19 Toolkit

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and to follow the recent video message of the Secretary General, the Permanent Bureau (PB) has developed a Toolkit. This COVID-19 Toolkit compiles references to specific HCCH resources and publications which are particularly relevant in light of the current global situation. It is designed to assist users of the HCCH Conventions and other instruments in these...

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Guide on Use of Video-Link under Evidence Convention

The Permanent Bureau (PB) is pleased to announce that the Guide to Good Practice on the Use of Video-Link under the 1970 Evidence Convention has been published in English and French. An electronic version is available for download on the Evidence Section of the HCCH website. This Guide to Good Practice comes at a timely moment in which information technology has proven to be an essential tool....

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Publication of the Guide to Good Practice under the Child Abduction Convention: Part VI – Article 13(1)(b)

The Permanent Bureau (PB) of the HCCH is pleased to announce that, following on its approval by the HCCH Members on 12 December 2019, the Guide to Good Practice under the HCCH Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction – Part VI – Article 13(1)(b) has been published in English and French. An electronic version is available for download on the...

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