Visit of the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice of Romania, to the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on private international law

On Wednesday morning, 17 November 1999, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Justice of Romania H.E. Mr Valeriu Stoica, paid a visit to the Permanent Bureau of the Conference. Furthermore were present, among others, H.E. Mr Mihnea Motoc, Ambassador of Romania to the Netherlands, and Mrs Cristina Luzescu, Director for International Relations from the Romanian Ministry of Justice, whereas the Dutch Ministry of Justice was represented by Mr Lukács, Counsellor.Among the topics discussed was the possible accession by Romania to a number of Hague Conventions. Furthermore, the Minister sought... read more


Hague Child Abduction Convention soon in force for 60 States

On Tuesday, 16 November 1999, Uruguay acceded to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Uruguay is the 60th State to become a Party to the Hague Child Abduction Convention, which will enter into force for Uruguay on 1 February 2000.... read more


Malta accedes to Child Abduction Convention

On Tuesday, 26 October 1999, Malta acceded to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. This Convention will enter into force for Malta on 1 January 2000.... read more


Brazil accedes to Child Abduction Convention

On Tuesday, 19 October 1999, Brazil acceded to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. This Convention will enter into force for Brazil on 1 January 2000.... read more


Completion of the new Hague Convention on the International Protection of Adults

A Special Diplomatic Commission of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, meeting at the Peace Palace from 20 September 1999 until 2 October 1999, drew up a new international convention for the protection in cross-border situations of adults who, by reason of an impairment or insufficiency of their personal faculties, are not in a position to protect their interests. The Convention on the International Protection of Adults is the major contribution of the Hague Conference to the year designated by the General Assembly of the United Nations as the International Year of Older... read more


New Hague Convention on the Protection of Adults

From 20 September to 2 October 1999, a Special Commission meeting of a diplomatic character will be held in the Peace Palace (Academy Building) at The Hague to finalise the project on the future Hague Convention on the protection of adults.In the course of Saturday, 2 October 1999, the French and English authentic texts of this Convention, as adopted by the Special Diplomatic Commission, will be made available on this website. ... read more


Electronic Commerce and the Internet (Press release including a synthesis of the Round Table’s recommendations)

PRESS RELEASE GENEVA ROUND TABLE ON ELECTRONIC COMMERCE AND PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW The Hague Conference on Private International Law, an intergovernmental organisation whose objective is the unification of private international law norms (essentially conflict of laws, procedure and judicial co-operation), recently held, jointly with the University of Geneva (Switzerland), a Round Table discussion on issues of jurisdiction and applicable law arising out of electronic commerce and Internet transactions. This meeting took place on 2, 3 and 4 September 1999 and was attended by one... read more


Chile signs and ratifies 1993 Convention

On Tuesday, 13 July 1999, Chile signed and ratified the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. This Convention will enter into force for Chile on 1 November 1999.... read more


Monaco accedes to 1993 Convention

On Tuesday, 29 June 1999, Monaco acceded to the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. This Convention will enter into force for Monaco on 1 October 1999. Monaco is the first country to become a Party to all three modern Hague Conventions on children (i.e. Conventions on child abduction, intercountry adoption, protection of children).... read more