The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the publication of a new and revised edition of the Explanatory Report on the Hague Convention of 13 January 2000 on the International Protection of Adults. This new and revised edition replaces the previous edition of the Explanatory Report, including the one contained in the offprint of the Proceedings of the Special Commission of a diplomatic character (1999).
In addition to the correction of a few typos, the new and revised edition includes in particular a modification to paragraph 146 made by the Rapporteur, Professor Paul Lagarde, which now expressly clarifies that confirmation of a power of representation by a competent authority may constitute a measure of protection under the Convention. This question was discussed during the negotiations of the Convention; over the past years, various authorities and experts contacted the Permanent Bureau in this matter to ask for clarification. The new and revised edition of the Explanatory Report provides the desired clarification.
A paper copy of this new and revised edition of the Explanatory Report will be transmitted to all Members of the Hague Conference. All those who participated in the Special Commission with a diplomatic character held in 1999 will receive an electronic copy of the new and revised edition. A corrigendum will be added to the Proceedings of the Special Commission with a diplomatic character (1999). More information on how to obtain a paper or electronic copy of the new and revised edition of the Explanatory Report is available here.