Vacancy: Diplomat Lawyer (Secretary)

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking a Diplomat Lawyer (Secretary) with the following qualifications: – Outstanding academic record and expertise in private international law (PIL); – Excellent knowledge of the ongoing “Judgments Project” of the HCCH; – Other areas of (PIL) expertise: civil procedural law,...

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Kazakhstan accedes to the 2007 Hague Convention

On Tuesday, 6 June 2017, the Republic of Kazakhstan deposited the instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance (2007 Child Support Convention). With Kazakhstan’s accession, there are now 38 States and one Regional Economic Integration Organisation that have either signed,...

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Jamaica: Child Abduction Convention Enters into Force

On 1 May 2017, the Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction entered into force for Jamaica. After having deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention on 24 February 2017, Jamaica became the 97th Contracting State to the instrument. More information is available on the Child Abduction Section of the Hague Conference website. While not a Member...

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Andorra joins Hague Service and Evidence Conventions

On 26 April 2017, the Principality of Andorra deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters (Service Convention), and the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Evidence Convention). Andorra thus becomes the 72nd...

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Kazakhstan joins the Hague Evidence Convention

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law was today informed that on 26 September 2016, the Republic of Kazakhstan deposited its instrument of accession to the Convention of 18 March 1970 on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters (Evidence Convention), making it the 60th Contracting State to the Convention. The Evidence Convention then entered...

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2nd Inter-American Meeting of Central Authorities and International Hague Network Judges on International Child Abduction

From 29 until 31 March 2017, 62 Hague Network Judges and Central Authority officials, representing 27 jurisdictions met in Panama City to discuss how to improve the operation of the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (the 1980 Child Abduction Convention). The following jurisdictions were represented at the meeting: Anguilla, Argentina,...

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Hague Securities Convention enters into force

On Saturday 1 April 2017, the Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary (Hague Securities Convention) entered into force. The Convention provides legal certainty and predictability as to the law governing issues that are of crucial practical importance for cross-border holdings and transfers of intermediated...

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