HCCH Publications
TitlePractical Handbook on the Operation of the Hague Service Convention
Year of publication2016
Description (or download in PDF, if available)

The Practical Handbook offers detailed explanations on the general operation of the Service Convention as well as authoritative commentaries on the major issues raised by practice over the past fifty years.

Since the publication of the 3rd edition of this Handbook in 2006, there have been important developments in case law and State practice in relation to the Hague Service Convention. These developments are the most important basis for this updated and expanded 4th edition. In addition, it includes comprehensive research and analysis relating to the use of information technology in the operation of the Convention, an area that continues to evolve.

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The Practical Handbook is available in both paper and e-Book format:

  • Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention
    4th edition (e-Book ), 2016, (251 p.) - ISBN: 978-94-90265-47-2
    € 105 (ex. VAT)
    The Practical Handbook is available for purchase in e-Book format here.

  • Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention
    4th edition (paper version), 2016, (251 p.) - ISBN/EAN: 978-94-90265-51-9
    € 157
    The paper version of the Practical Handbook can be ordered through our online order form, to be sent by regular mail, email or fax to the Permanent Bureau.