Paraguay Approves Implementing Legislation based on the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts

On 17 December 2014, after approval by the Senate, the Paraguayan National Congress passed a law regarding the Applicable Law to International Contracts, which implements the Draft Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts (Draft Principles). This legislation is now before the Paraguayan Executive Branch for promulgation. With the entry into force of this...

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International conference on 'Cross Border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters through Hague Conventions', Rabat

From 10 to 11 November 2014, an international conference, "Cross Border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters through Hague Conventions" was held in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss the relevance and possible implementation of selected Hague Conventions in the field of international child protection (1980 Child Abduction, 1996 Child Protection, and 2007 Child Support Conventions),...

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European Union to deposit instrument of approval for 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements

On 4 and 5 December 2014, the Council of the European Union (EU) adopted the decision on the approval, on behalf of the European Union, of the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (see press release, p. 25). With this final step, the EU has completed the internal approval process for this Convention and is now in a position to deposit its instrument of approval with the...

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Further APEC support for Hague Conventions

Following the success of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Workshop on the Ease of Doing Business through Hague Conventions, held in August 2014, the significance of the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has been further recognised in both the 2014 Leaders' Declaration, as well as the 2014 Joint Ministerial Statement. The Leaders' Declaration...

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Tunisia accepts Hague Conference Statute

On 4 November 2014, Tunisia became the 78th Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, making it the seventh African Member State. Tunisia is currently examining a range of Hague Conventions with a view to possibly joining them. ...

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iSupport and e-APP: e-Justice priorities for the European Union

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is very pleased to announce that both the iSupport (cross border recovery of maintenance obligations) and e-APP (electronic Apostille Program) projects are listed in the new 2014-2018 multiannual European Action Plan on e-Justice. The e-Justice Action Plan was established following the new Strategy on European e-Justice adopted by the...

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Just published: Spanish version of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the 1996 Child Protection Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Spanish translation of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of 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. Click here to download an electronic copy of the...

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Event postponed – The Hague Service Convention at 50

Please note that the event to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the conclusion of the Hague Service Convention has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. As previously announced, this event will be hosted by the Center for Transnational Business and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Letters Blogatory. A new date will be posted on the Service Section in due...

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President of the United States of America Signs Implementing Legislation for the 2007 Child Support Convention

President Barack Obama of the United States of America signed implementing legislation for the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (the "2007 Child Support Convention") on 29 September 2014. A statement from Secretary of State John Kerry regarding the importance of the implementing legislation...

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