Commemorative conference: 100 years Nobel Peace Prize Tobias Asser

Inspiration and innovation in international law and politics 100 years Nobel Peace Prize Tobias Asser On 10 December 1911 Tobias M.C. Asser (1838-1913) received the Nobel Peace Prize. Tobias Asser took the initiative for the Hague Conference on Private International Law, and presided over its first four sessions (1893, 1894, 1900 and 1904). To commemorate this event, a conference took place on 9 December 2011 in the Peace Palace in The Hague. For the programme of the event, please click here; the speech of the Secretary General on "The Hague Conference on Private... read more


Brazil joins the 1980 Access to Justice Convention

On Tuesday, 15 November 2011, Brazil deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on International Access to Justice and thus became the 26th Contracting State. The Convention will enter into force for Brazil on 1 February 2012. ... read more


Workshop on the Hague Service Convention, Mexico

Mexico - Workshop on the Hague Service Convention On 28 November 2011, over 140 experts, judges, government officials, process servers, professors and members of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law attended a workshop in Mexico City, Mexico, on the practical operation of the Hague Convention of 15 November of 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention). The workshop was hosted by the Consultoría Jurídica of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mexico... read more


HCCH International Family Law Briefings, November 2011

Recently published: the quarterly update, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents: Introduction First Gulf Judicial Seminar on Cross-Frontier Legal Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters, Qatar, Doha International Workshop on National Approaches to Surrogacy Organised by the University of Aberdeen The Intercountry Adoption Technical Assistance Programme: An Update The Hague Children's Conventions: Status Update ... read more


Viet Nam joins Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention

On 1 November 2011, Viet Nam 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. The Convention will enter into force for Viet Nam on 1 February 2012. ... read more


The Fourth Asia Pacific Conference of the Hague Conference, Manila

From 26 to 28 October 2011, over 230 delegates and participants from Australia, Bahrain, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, China, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, New Zealand, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Samoa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Timor-Leste, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu and Vietnam, together with observers from  Iraq, United States of America and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretariat, and judicial officers, academics, other professionals, representatives from non-governmental organisations and... read more


Albania signs the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that on 21 October 2011 Albania signed the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. His Excellency Mr Gazmend Barbullushi, Ambassador of Albania, signed the Convention at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in The Hague. ... read more


Ukraine joins the Hague Traffic Accidents Convention

On 19 October 2011, Ukraine deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 4 May 1971 on the Law Applicable to Traffic Accidents, and has thus become the 21st Contracting State. The Traffic Accidents Convention will enter into force for Ukraine on 18 December 2011. ... read more


Republic of Moldova joins Hague Divorce Convention

On 10 October 2011, the Republic of Moldova deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 1 June 1970 on the Recognition of Divorces and Legal Separations, and has thus become the 19th Contracting State. The Divorce Convention will enter into force for Moldova on 9 December 2011. ... read more


Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apostille Convention and Third Regional Meeting on the e-APP for Europe Project

"PARIS EVENT" Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Apostille Convention and Third Regional Meeting on the e-APP for Europe Project Paris (France) - 4-5 October 2011 Almost 100 government representatives, notaries, judicial officers (huissiers), dignitaries and other subject-matter experts from 29 countries and international organisations gathered in Paris, France to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the conclusion of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention). This... read more