Latin American Judges' Seminar

A Latin American Judges' Seminar is being held at Monterrey (Mexico) from 2-4 December 2004 under the auspices of the Hague Conference on Private International Law. Judges and other authorities from Argentina, Belize, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Spain, the United States, Uruguay and...

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20041130 HCCH Secretary General Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite

At a reception given at her residence on 30 November 2004, the Ambassador of France to the Netherlands, Her Excellency Mrs Anne Gazeau-Secret, on behalf of the President of the French Republic, conferred on Mr Hans van Loon, Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the insignia of Officier de l'Ordre National du Mérite. On the same occasion, the French Ambassador...

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India accedes to 1961 Apostille Convention

On 26 October 2004, India deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. The Convention will enter into force for India on 14 July 2005.    ...

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10 Contracting States for the 1996 Protection of Children Convention

On 11 October 2004, the Republic of Slovenia deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children. With this ratification, Slovenia became the tenth Contracting State to this Convention. The Convention will enter...

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E-Commerce Conference

During the Dutch Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH ), the Dutch Government and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC ) will jointly host a conference in The Hague on 26 and 27 October 2004 on the legal issues raised by electronic commerce. The conference will focus on the areas of private law and private international law,...

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Japan and the Hague Conference: a relationship of 100 years

On Thursday, 23 September 2004, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference and the Ambassador of Japan at The Hague jointly hosted a reception to celebrate the centennial of the participation of Japan in the Hague Conference. The reception was held at the Peace Palace at The Hague. Both Secretary General Hans van Loon and Ambassador Koike commemorated the 100 years' relationship in...

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Three ratifications for the 1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention

On 19 March 2004, Portugal deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Intercountry Adoption. On 29 April 2004 and 12 May 2004, respectively, Thailand and Madagascar both signed and ratified this same Convention. The dates of entry into force for these countries are as follows: for Portugal: 1 July 2004,...

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Justice H.L.J. Roelvink Officer of Orange-Nassau

PRESS RELEASE  On Friday, 16 April 2004, the Minister of Justice of the Netherlands Mr P.H.J. Donner, during a reception at the Ministry of Justice, presented the insignia belonging to the Royal Honour of Officer Orange-Nassau (Officier van Oranje-Nassau) to Mr H.L.J. Roelvink, former Justice of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands and former Vice-President of the Netherlands Standing...

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