Conference of Hague Convention Network Judges celebrating the 20th anniversary of the International Hague Network of Judges

From 24 to 26 October 2018, on the occasion of the 20th Anniversary of the International Hague Network of Judges (“IHNJ”), Members of the IHNJ from over 30 jurisdictions, experts from the Central Authority of the United States of America (“USCA”), Reunite, private practice, and the Permanent Bureau (PB) of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH), met at...

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The 2007 Child Support Convention enters into force for Honduras

On 19 October 2018, The Hague Convention of 23 November 2007 on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance entered into force for Honduras following the deposit of its instrument of accession on 16 October 2017. The 2007 Child Support Convention currently has 39 Contracting Parties (incl. REIOs and States bound as a result of approval...

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Vacancy: Temporary Legal Officer (approx. six months; full-time)

The Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) is seeking a: TEMPORARY LEGAL OFFICER (approx. Six months; full-time) in the field of legal co-operation. The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications: A law degree (Bachelor / Licentiate or equivalent) ; Good knowledge of private international law as well as familiarity with comparative...

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Fourth meeting of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy

From 25 to 28 September 2018, the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy met for the fourth time in The Hague. The meeting was attended by 21 experts from different States, one observer and members of the Permanent Bureau.  The Group’s mandate is “to explore the feasibility of advancing work (…) on the private international law issues surrounding the status of...

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1993 Hague Adoption Convention enters into force for Benin

On 1 October 2018, the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on the Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption (hereinafter the “1993 Hague Convention”) entered into force for Benin, following the signature and deposit of its instrument of ratification on 28 June 2018. The 1993 Hague Convention currently has...

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6th Meeting of the Working Group on the draft Guide to Good Practice on Article 13(1)(b)

From 18 to 21 September 2018, the Working Group on the draft Guide to Good Practice on Article 13(1)(b) met at the offices of the Permanent Bureau in the Hague. The meeting was attended by 30 experts and members of the Permanent Bureau under the Chairmanship of the Honourable Mrs Diana Bryant, AO, QC, former Chief Justice of the Family Court of Australia. The experts represented 16 States from...

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King Willem-Alexander joins HCCH for 125th Anniversary Celebrations

On Wednesday 12 September, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands joined the HCCH for a commemorative ceremony to celebrate its 125th anniversary year at Diligentia theatre in The Hague. Since its establishment in 1893, the Hague Conference has successfully built bridges between diverse legal systems and facilitate cross-border co-operation in civil and commercial matters. By...

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125 YEARS HCCH

On 12 September 1893, Tobias Asser, Dutch Jurist, Scholar and Statesman, realised a vision: he opened the first Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH). Today, exactly 125 years later, the HCCH celebrates Asser’s vision and the occasion of this First Session with a solemn ceremony in the presence of his Majesty The King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. ...

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