Georgia becomes the 40th Contracting State to the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention

On 1 April 2014, Georgia deposited its instrument of accession 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 forty. The Convention will enter into force for Georgia on 1 March 2015....

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Just published: Practical Handbook on the operation of the 1996 Hague Child Protection Convention

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that 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 has been published in English and French and an...

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Singapore becomes 76th HCCH Member; Brazil accedes to 1970 Evidence Convention; Iraq accedes to 1980 Child Abduction Convention; European Union approves 2007 Child Support Convention

On 9 April 2014, during the Council on General Affairs of the Hague Conference, Singapore became the 76th Member of the Hague Conference on Private International Law by depositing its instrument of acceptance of the Statute of the Organisation. On the same occasion, Brazil acceded to the Hague Convention of 18 March 1970 on the taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil and Commercial Matters ...

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Just published: Practical Handbook for Caseworkers under the 2007 Hague Child Support Convention

The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Practical Handbook for Caseworkers under the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance. The Permanent Bureau would like to take this opportunity to express its gratitude to the Government of Canada and the...

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Just published: Spanish version of the Explanatory Report on the 2007 Hague Child Support 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 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance, drawn up by Alegría Borrás and Jennifer Degeling, with the assistance of William Duncan and Philippe...

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Tunisia seeks membership in the Hague Conference

On Thursday 3 April 2014, the Secretary General of the Hague Conference on Private International Law formally opened the six month period for existing Members to vote on the proposal of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs to admit the Republic of Tunisia as a new Member of the Organisation. The Netherlands presented its proposal in response to interest expressed by Tunisia in joining the...

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Just published: Volume XX of the Judges' Newsletter

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce that volume XX of the Judges' Newsletter has recently been published. The special focus of this volume of the Judges' Newsletter is on the concentration of jurisdiction under the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and other...

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10th Anniversary of the Malta Process

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the 10th Anniversary of the Malta Process, a dialogue involving both Contracting States to the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction  and / or the Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement...

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