Further APEC support for Hague Conventions

Following the success of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Workshop on the Ease of Doing Business through Hague Conventions, held in August 2014, the significance of the work of the Hague Conference on Private International Law has been further recognised in both the 2014 Leaders' Declaration, as well as the 2014 Joint Ministerial Statement. The Leaders' Declaration...

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Just published: Spanish version of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the 1996 Child Protection Convention

The Permanent Bureau is pleased to announce the recent publication of the Spanish translation of the Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Hague Convention of 19 October 1996 on Jurisdiction, Applicable Law, Recognition, Enforcement and Co-operation in Respect of Parental Responsibility and Measures for the Protection of Children. Click here to download an electronic copy of the Practical...

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Official opening of the new offices of the Permanent Bureau

Today the new premises of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law at Churchillplein 6b were officially opened by the Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Mrs Renée Jones Bos, the Secretary General of the Ministry of Security and Justice of the Netherlands, Mr Pieter Cloo, and Deputy Mayor of The Hague, Mrs Ingrid van...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, September 2014

Recently published: quarterly updates, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents September 2014: Introduction Facilitating the effective implementation and operation of the Hague Children’s Conventions and furthering other co-operation...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, June 2014

Recently published: quarterly updates, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents June 2014: Introduction Facilitating the effective implementation and operation of existing Hague Conventions Completion of an EU partnership project...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, December 2013

Recently published: quarterly updates, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents December 2013: Introduction The Hague’s International City of Peace and Justice Missions and related developments in the area of International Family Law Conference...

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HCCH International Family Law Briefings, October 2013

Recently published: quarterly updates, provided by the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, regarding the work of the Hague Conference in the field of international family law. Contents October 2013: Introduction Workshop for East and Southeast Asian States on the 1993 Hague Intercountry Adoption Convention, 27 to 28 March 2013 Intercountry...

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APEC Workshop on the Ease of Doing Business through Hague Conventions

The Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) Workshop on the Ease of Doing Business through Hague Conventions was held on Tuesday 12 August 2014 in Beijing, People’s Republic of China. The Workshop was organised by the Department of Justice of Hong Kong, China, in collaboration with the Asia Pacific Regional Office of the Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH). The Workshop...

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Available Now: Spanish version of Accreditation and Adoption Accredited Bodies: General Principles and Guide to Good Practice

Guide No 2 under the Hague Convention of 29 May 1993 on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption The Hague Conference on Private International Law is pleased to announce the recent publication of the final, revised Spanish version of the Guide to Good Practice No 2: Accreditation and Adoption Accredited Bodies: General Principles and Guide to Good Practice. ...

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HCCH Asia Pacific Week (Hong Kong, 6-11 October 2014)

HCCH Asia Pacific Week is a series of events collectively organised by the Asia Pacific Office of the Permanent Bureau of the Hague Conference on Private International Law and the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The week will be centred around three key events: The 2014 Judgments Project Working Group Meeting. The Working...

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