Launch of iChild pilot, the Electronic Case Management System for the 1980 International Child Abduction Convention

INTRODUCTION OF MORE EFFICIENT SYSTEMS FOR DEALING WITH INTERNATIONAL CHILD ABDUCTION Launch of iChild pilot, the Electronic Case Management System for the 1980 International Child Abduction Conventionby the Hague Conference and WorldReach The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and WorldReach Software Corporation officially launched the iChild pilot project for a duration of one year, with the participation of Central Authorities from Argentina, Australia, Canada (Ontario and Quebec), The Netherlands, New Zealand and Panama. iChild is a software... read more


Latin American Judges’ Seminar: The Hague Children’s Conventions and Cross-Border Protection of Children within Latin America

© Fotobureau J. Thuring On 28 November - 3 December, 2005, 18 Judges, from Argentina, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States of America, Uruguay, and Venezuela met in The Hague, The Netherlands, to discuss how to improve, among the countries represented, the operation of the three modern Hague Children’s Conventions addressing international child abduction, intercountry adoption, and matters of child protection, as well as the ongoing discussions related to a worldwide Convention on international... read more


The Hague Conference publishes brochure on the protection of children across international frontiers

   Contents of the brochure: International child abduction Intercountry adoption International child protection Draft Hague Convention on the international recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance Infrastructures supporting Hague Children's Conventions Supporting and monitoring the Hague Children's Conventions Click here to download the brochure in PDF format; a Spanish version is also available.... read more


Service of Process under the Hague Service Convention - Seminar in Moscow

From 4-5 October 2005, a seminar on the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters was held in Moscow. This Seminar was jointly organised by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the Canadian and Finnish Governments. For more information, please click: Programme of the Seminar in English  |  Programme of the Seminar in RussianList of ParticipantsConclusions of the Seminar in English  |  Conclusions of the Seminar in Russian... read more


International Symposium on the Hague Securities Convention in Seoul

The Korea Private International Law Association (KOPILA) & the Korea Securities Depository (KSD) are pleased to announce the holding of an important Seminar on the Hague Securities Convention. This Seminar, which is organised with the support of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Korea, will be held on Friday, 23 September 2005 and will take place at the Westin Chosun Hotel in Seoul (Orchid Room). The main speakers are Co-Rapporteurs Professor Karl Kreuzer (Germany) and Professor... read more


China joins the Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention
Over 200 experts from 66 nations meet at The Hague to discuss the protection of children in intercountry adoption

Today, on the eve of a one week review meeting to discuss the practical operation of the Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in respect of Inter-country Adoption, the People’s Republic of China deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention with the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs. China is the 67th State to join this global Convention. This Hague Convention is one of the most successful international treaties drawn up by the Hague Conference on Private International Law and one of the great successes of "The Hague Legal Capital". Since it... read more


Paraguay accepts Hague Conference Statute

On Tuesday, 28 June 2005, Paraguay, after having been admitted as a new Member State, accepted the Statute of the Hague Conference and has thus become the 65th Member State of the Organisation. Paraguay was already a Party to two Hague Conventions - the 1980 Convention on international child abduction and the 1993 Convention on intercountry adoption. ... read more


International Forum on e-Notarization and e-Apostilles

The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and the International Union of Latin Notaries (IULN) are jointly organising an International Forum on e-Notarization and e-Apostilles. This Forum will be hosted by the National Notary Association of the United States of America (NNA) and will be held on 30 and 31 May 2005 in Las Vegas (Bally’s), Nevada, USA. Click here for more information on the Forum.... read more


1993 Intercountry Adoption Convention soon in force for 66 States

On Thursday, 26 May 2005, Belgium deposited its instrument of ratification to the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption. With this ratification, Belgium became the 66th Contracting State to this Convention. The Convention will enter into force for Belgium on 1 September 2005.... read more


Ukraine - Official Visit of the Secretary General (25-27 May 2005)

From 25-27 May 2005, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference visited Kiev at the invitation of the Government of Ukraine. Ukraine became a Member of the Hague Conference on 3 December 2003, and this was the first visit of the Secretary General to Ukraine. He had extensive talks with the Minister of Justice, Mr Roman Zvarych, first on 25 May and then again on 26 May. He was also received by the Minister of Youth and Sport Matters Mr Yuriy Pavlenko, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Anton Buteyko, and the President of the Chamber for Civil Matters of the... read more