New office space for the Permanent Bureau

On 13 December 2001, the Mayor of The Hague, Mr W. Deetman, officially opened the newly built office space in the former attic of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference by revealing a plate which recalls the generous contribution from the Government of the Netherlands to the funding of this project....

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Secretary General of Hague Conference on private international law to receive Doctorate honoris causa

PRESS RELEASE The Secretary General of The Hague Conference on private international law, Mr Hans van Loon, will receive a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Osnabruck during a ceremony to be held on Friday 2 November 2001.The Council of the Faculty of Law of the University decided, on 29 January 2001, to recognise Mr van Loon's contribution to the development of private international...

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Secretary General of Hague Conference on private international law to receive US Congress award

PRESS RELEASE The Secretary General of The Hague Conference on private international law, Mr Hans van Loon, will receive the national "Angel in Adoption 2001" award from the US Congressional Coalition on Adoption, on 11 September 2001 in Washington D.C, during the annual "Angels in Adoption" banquet.Through this event, Members of the US Congress recognise outstanding contributions in adoption. In...

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Mesa Redonda, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia

Mesa Redonda sobre "Evolución y Perspectivas de la Conferencia de La Haya de Derecho Internacional Privado", Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia. Moderador:D. Pedro-Pablo Miralles Sangro, Decano de la Facultad de Derecho; Profesor Titular de DIPr. UNEDIntervinientes:D. Julio D. González Campos, Magistrado del Tribunal Constitucional; Catedrático de DIPr....

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Visit of the Hungarian Minister of Justice

The Hungarian Minister of Justice, Dr Ibolya Dávid, visited the Permanent Bureau on 17 October 2000. It was the first visit of a Hungarian Minister of Justice to the offices of the Secretariat of the Hague Conference.The Minister was accompanied by His Excellency Dr András Gergely, Ambassador of Hungary to the Netherlands. Among the topics discussed were the practical operation of the 1980 Hague...

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Common Law Judicial Conference on International Child Custody

From 17-21 September 2000, a Common Law Judicial Conference on International Child Custody took place in Washington, hosted by the U.S. Department of State. The following six countries participated: Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom and the United States. Judges representing these delegations proposed "Best Practices" to improve operation of the Hague Convention of 25 October...

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Workshop of Legal Experts

On the initiative of the Finnish Government, the Permanent Bureau organised from 7-9 September 2000 a workshop of Legal Experts from the Russian Federation, Finland, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Portugal and Sweden, with a view to facilitating the accession by the Russian Federation to several Hague Conventions on judicial co-operation. Further initiatives of this kind are already in...

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Deputy Secretary General Catherine Kessedjian Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite

At a reception given at his residence on 5 July 2000, the Ambassador of France to the Netherlands, His Excellency Mr Bernard de Faubournet de Montferrand, conferred on Mrs Catherine Kessedjian, Deputy Secretary General, the insignia of Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite. This distinction was awarded to Mrs Kessedjian for her services during the last eighteen years in upholding the civil law...

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Visit of the German Minister of Justice

The German Minister of Justice, Madam Professor Dr Herta Däubler-Gmelin, visited the Permanent Bureau on 6 June 2000. It was the first visit of a German Minister of Justice to the offices of the Secretariat of the Hague Conference.The Minister was accompanied by Mr Lothar Maur, Judge at the Landgericht, Dr Stefan Walz, Ministerialrat, Mr Jan MacLean, Judge at the Amtsgericht, Ms Alexa Albrecht,...

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