APEC Workshop on the Ease of Doing Business through Hague Conventions

The Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Workshop on the Ease of Doing Business through Hague Conventions was held on Tuesday 12 August 2014 in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. The Workshop was organised by the Department of Justice of Hong Kong, China, in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Regional Office of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH). ...

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Azerbaijan becomes the Hague Conference's 77th Member

On Tuesday 29 July 2014, the Republic of Azerbaijan deposited its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Hague Conference, and thus became the Conference's 77th Member. The following Hague Conventions are already in force for Azerbaijan: Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille...

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Available Now: Spanish version of Accreditation and Adoption Accredited Bodies: General Principles and Guide to Good Practice

Guide No 2 under the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the recent publication of the final, revised Spanish version of the Guide to Good Practice No 2: Accreditation and Adoption Accredited Bodies: General Principles and Guide to Good...

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HCCH Asia Pacific Week (Hong Kong, 6-11 October 2014)

HCCH Asia Pacific Week is a series of events collectively organised by the Asia Pacific Office of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The week will be centred around three key events: The 2014 Judgments Project Working Group Meeting. The Working...

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Available now: Spanish version of the Explanatory Report on the 2005 Hague Choice of Court Convention

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Spanish version of the Explanatory Report on the Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements, prepared by Professor Trevor Hartley and Professor Masato Dogauchi. The Oficina de Interpretación y Lenguas of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs prepared the translation...

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Belgium becomes the 41st Contracting State to the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention

On 28 May 2014, Belgium 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, thus bringing the total number of Contracting States to 41. The Convention will enter into force for Belgium on 1 September...

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Special Commission meets in The Hague to review the practical operation of the Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions and considers draft Handbooks

A meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions concluded today after four days of constructive discussions among some 130 experts representing 53 States and several international governmental and non-governmental organisations. The agenda covered a range of issues relating to the three Conventions, which ...

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Conference on cross-border family matters and the well-being of the child highlights Hague Convention on child abduction in the Asia Pacific region

On 13 May 2014, the Conference "Cross-Border Family Matters and the Well-Being of the Child: Asia Pacific Perspectives" took place in Beijing, People's Republic of China. The Conference focused on the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (1980 Child Abduction Convention). The event was organised by the Hague Conference...

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