4th ASEAN Law Forum in Ha Noi

Fourth Law Forum of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) On 8 and 9 April 2008, the Fourth ASEAN Law Forum on Mutual Legal Assistance in Civil and Commercial Matters was held in Ha Noi, Viet Nam. The Forum, hosted by the Ministry of Justice of Viet Nam, was attended by experts from the ASEAN Member States - Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos,...

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India starts issuing Apostilles

The Permanent Bureau has been informed by the relevant Indian authorities that India starts issuing Apostilles as of today (29 August 2007). For more information on the process of issuing Apostilles in India, please refer to the information provided by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs available at http://mea.gov.in/, under « Apostille »...

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MERCOSUR / HCCH

On 10 November 2006, the Ministers of Justice of the Member States of Mercosur (Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela), as well as of the Associate States Chile and Bolivia, signed a declaration encouraging States of the region which have not already done so to ratify/accede to the Hague Apostille, Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions. The official text of the...

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Denmark ratifies Apostille Convention

On Monday, 30 October 2006, Denmark deposited its instrument of ratification of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (the "Apostille Convention"). With this ratification, the Convention will soon be in force for 91 States, among which all the Member States of the European Union. In conformity with Article 11, the...

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Milestones for the Apostille Convention: Republic of Korea becomes the 90th Contracting State and all EU-Member States soon to be party to the Convention

By depositing its instrument of accession, the Republic of Korea today became the 90th Contracting State of the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents (Hague Apostille Convention). The Convention will enter into force for Korea on 14 July 2007. Korea’s accession sets a new benchmark for Hague Conventions in...

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International Forum on e-Notarization and e-Apostilles

The Hague Conference on Private International Law (HCCH) and the International Union of Latin Notaries (IULN) are jointly organising an International Forum on e-Notarization and e-Apostilles. This Forum will be hosted by the National Notary Association of the United States of America (NNA) and will be held on 30 and 31 May 2005 in Las Vegas (Bally’s), Nevada, USA. Click here for more...

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Eighty Contracting States for the Legalisation Convention

On Wednesday, 3 September 2003, Albania deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 5 October 1961 Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, thus becoming the 80th State Party to this Convention. After the period of six months mentioned in Article 12 (in this case the expiry date will be 10 March 2004), the Convention will...

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