Choice of Court Convention: EU businesses receive a major boost for international trade

Press release EU Justice Ministers today approved a decision ratifying the 2005 Choice of Court Agreements Convention. The Convention promotes trade by clarifying the rules governing international trade disputes, where the parties involved have chosen a competent court. For example, the Convention provides clarity on: jurisdiction rules, which court is competent and on the recognition and...

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IFC Tajikistan Business Regulation and Investment Policy Project supports Tajikistan in finalizing the process of accession to the Hague Apostille Convention

Dushanbe, September 24 -25, 2014 – IFC Tajikistan Business Regulation and Investment Policy (BRIP) Project supported the official visit of Mr. Christophe Bernasconi, Secretary General of Hague Conference on Private International Law to Tajikistan. The objectives of the visit were (i) to discuss Tajikistan’s progress on Apostille Convention and propose further steps in the accession...

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New e-Registers of Apostilles for Paraguay and Hong Kong

On 30 August 2014, the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Apostille Convention) entered into force for Paraguay. As of this date, the new Category 2 e-Register of Apostilles issued by Paraguay also became operational. For practical information regarding the operation of the Apostille Convention for Paraguay (including...

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Official opening of the new offices of the Permanent Bureau

Today the new premises of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law at Churchillplein 6b were officially opened by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Mrs Renée Jones Bos, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands, Mr Pieter Cloo, and Deputy Mayor of The Hague, Mrs Ingrid...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, September 2014

Recently published: quarterly updates, 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 September 2014: Introduction Facilitating the effective implementation and operation of the Hague Children’s Conventions and furthering other co-operation...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, June 2014

Recently published: quarterly updates, 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 June 2014: Introduction Facilitating the effective implementation and operation of existing Hague Conventions Completion of an EU partnership project...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, December 2013

Recently published: quarterly updates, 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 December 2013: Introduction The Hague’s International City of Peace and Justice Missions and related developments in the area of International Family Law Conference...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, October 2013

Recently published: quarterly updates, 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 October 2013: Introduction Workshop for East and Southeast Asian States on the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention, 27 to 28 March 2013 Intercountry...

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