Kazakhstan joins the Hague Service Convention

Today, 27 November 2015, the Permanent Bureau received notification that on 15 October 2015, Kazakhstan deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. In the absence of any objection, the Convention will enter into force for Kazakhstan on 1 June 2016. With...

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European Union supports Kazakhstan’s accession to the Hague Service Convention and ratification of the Hague Maintenance Convention

Following a successful seminar on the Hague Service and Maintenance Conventions in Kazakhstan, please find here a Press Release from the Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of Kazakhstan in which the European Union supports Kazakhstan’s accession to the Hague Service Convention and ratification of the Hague Maintenance Convention. ...

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Official Programme available for Service and Evidence Convention Anniversary Event in November

The final programme is now available for this one-day conference on 2 November 2015 to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the 1965 Hague Service Convention and the 45th Anniversary of the 1970 Hague Evidence Convention. A downloadable copy of the programme is available here. As previously announced, the conference, which is entitled: "Service of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad: The...

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Save The Date Notice: Service of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad: The Impact of "Electronic Means" on the Operation of the Hague Conventions

Save The Date Notice:  Service of Process and Taking of Evidence Abroad: The Impact of "Electronic Means" on the Operation of the Hague Conventions   Monday, 2 November 2015   Gewirz Center 12th floor Georgetown University Law Center 600 New Jersey Ave NW, Washington D.C. The Center on Transnational Business and the Law at Georgetown...

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International conference on 'Cross Border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters through Hague Conventions', Rabat

From 10 to 11 November 2014, an international conference, "Cross Border Co-operation in Civil and Commercial Matters through Hague Conventions" was held in Rabat, Morocco, to discuss the relevance and possible implementation of selected Hague Conventions in the field of international child protection (1980 Child Abduction, 1996 Child Protection, and 2007 Child Support Conventions), international...

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Event postponed – The Hague Service Convention at 50

Please note that the event to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the conclusion of the Hague Service Convention has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. As previously announced, this event will be hosted by the Center for Transnational Business and the Law at Georgetown University Law Center and Letters Blogatory. A new date will be posted on the Service Section in due...

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Special Commission meets in The Hague to review the practical operation of the Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions and considers draft Handbooks

A meeting of the Special Commission on the Practical Operation of the Service, Evidence and Access to Justice Conventions concluded today after four days of constructive discussions among some 130 experts representing 53 States and several international governmental and non-governmental organisations. The agenda covered a range of issues relating to the three Conventions, which establish a...

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IABA encourages States to join the Apostille, Service, Evidence, Access to Justice, and Choice of Court Conventions

In a recent declaration, the Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) has recommended that States join the Hague Conventions on international legal co-operation and litigation, namely the Apostille Convention, Service Convention, Evidence Convention, Access to Justice Convention, and Choice of Court Convention. The declaration comes at a time when a number of States, particularly in Latin America,...

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Instruments of acceptance, ratification and accession deposited during the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Conference

PRESS RELEASE   Viet Nam becomes newest Hague Conference Member; Serbia ratifies the Hague Protocol on the Law Applicable to Maintenance Obligations; and Colombia joins the Hague Service Convention   At a ceremony on the grounds of the Peace Palace on 10 April 2013, the Socialist Republic of Viet  Nam became the 73rd Member of the Hague Conference on Private International...

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The Republic of Moldova joins the Hague Service Convention

On 4 July 2012, the Republic of Moldova deposited its instrument of accession to the Hague Convention of 15 November 1965 on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extrajudicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. In the absence of any objection to this accession, the Service Convention will enter into force for the Republic of Moldova on 1 February 2013.   ...

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