First Meetings of the Working Groups (WGs) on the Practical Handbooks and Country Profiles for the 1965 Service and 1970 Evidence Conventions

In March 2024, the Council on General Affairs and Policy (CGAP) approved the establishment of two Working Groups (WGs), consisting of representatives from a variety of geographical regions, to review and refine updates to the Practical Handbooks and Country Profiles relevant to the 1965 Service and 1970 Evidence Conventions, respectively (see Conclusion and Decisions Nos 46-49 of CGAP...

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Second Meeting of the Working Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 8 to 12 April 2024, the Working Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the second time. The meeting, held in hybrid format, was attended by 46 delegates and other participants, representing 27 HCCH Members and three Observers, as well as by members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH. Pursuant to its mandate, the Working Group continued its consideration of draft provisions for one new...

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Sixth Meeting of the Working Group on Jurisdiction

From 29 January to 2 February 2024, the Working Group on Matters Related to Jurisdiction in Transnational Civil or Commercial Litigation met for the sixth time. The meeting, held in hybrid format, was attended by 63 experts in total, of which 29 attended in person. The experts represented 21 HCCH Members and 2 Observers. Several staff members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH also attended the...

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First Meeting of the Working Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 13 to 17 November 2023, the Working Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the first time. The meeting was held in person, with the possibility for online participation. It was attended by 54 participants in total. The participants represented 49 delegates from 30 Members and five participants from three Observers. Several staff members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH also attended the...

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Fifth Meeting of the Working Group on Jurisdiction

From 18 to 22 September 2023, the Working Group on Matters Related to Jurisdiction in Transnational Civil or Commercial Litigation met for the fifth time. The meeting was held in Buenos Aires (Argentina) in hybrid format, in accordance with the Council on General Affairs and Council’s decision that the fifth Working Group meeting could be held in a location outside the Netherlands (C&D...

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Fourth Meeting of the Working Group on Jurisdiction

From 13 to 17 February 2023, the Working Group on Matters Related to Jurisdiction in Transnational Civil or Commercial Litigation met for the fourth time. The meeting, held in hybrid format, was attended by 70 experts in total, of which 24 attended in person. The experts represented 24 Members and two Observers. Several staff members of the Permanent Bureau of the HCCH also attended the...

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Third Meeting of the Working Group on Jurisdiction

From 19 to 23 September 2022, the Working Group on Matters Related to Jurisdiction in Transnational Civil or Commercial Litigation met for the third time. The meeting, held in hybrid format, was attended by 66 experts in total, of which 19 attended in person. The experts represented 23 Member States from various regions, one Member Regional Economic Integration...

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Launch of consultations on the Draft Practical Handbook on the 2000 Protection of Adults Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the launch of consultations on the draft Practical Handbook on the Operation of the 2000 Protection of Adults Convention. Following preparatory work by the Permanent Bureau, and pursuant to the mandate issued by the Council on General Affairs and Policy, a Working Group was established in March 2021 to finalise the development of the draft Practical...

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